Definition of picador in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɪkədɔː/


(In bullfighting) a person on horseback who goads the bull with a lance.
Example sentences
  • From that time, it began to follow a particular sequence of events: the entrance of the bull, the picador, the banderilleros, and finally the matador (bullfighter).
  • They then escort the matadors to the enclosure, followed by the picadors - matadors on horseback.
  • Totally confident of his untested capacity, Jose put on the picador's uniform and, for the first time, settled onto a horse.


Spanish, from picar 'to prick'.

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