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Definition of "picador" [pic•a•dor]

  • A horseman in a bullfight who lances the bull's neck muscles so that it will tend to keep its head low for the later stages of the fight. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "picador" in a sentence
  • ""Not quite so," said I. "The lance of the picador is to keep the bull from goring the horse.""
  • "While the picador is relatively safe, not so the horse, because the bull sometimes hooks a horn up under the blanket to endanger the unprotected underbelly."
  • "The horse on which the picador is mounted is bought only to be killed."
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