Definition of Picador

1. Noun. The horseman who pricks the bull with a lance early in the bullfight to goad the bull and to make it keep its head low.




Definition of Picador

1. n. A horseman armed with a lance, who in a bullfight receives the first attack of the bull, and excites him by picking him without attempting to kill him.

Definition of Picador

1. Noun. (bullfighting) A lancer mounted on horseback who assists a matador. ¹

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Definition of Picador

1. a horseman in a bullfight [n -ES or -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picador

pibcorns
piberaline
pibgorn
piblokto
pibloktoq
pibroch
pibrochs
pic
pica
pica-pica
pica em
picacho
picachos
picadillo
picadillos
picador (current term)
picadores
picadors
pical
picalilli
picalillis
picamar
picamars
picaninnies
picaninny
picante
picapare
picara
picaras
picardy third

Literary usage of Picador

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1. Spain and Its People: A Record of Recent Travel by William Henry Davenport Adams (1872)
"Though the legs of the picador are protected by plates of tin, he runs great risks ; sometimes he is crushed beneath the hoofs of the bull, when the latter ..."

2. Wanderings in Spain by Théophile Gautier (1853)
"IA THE picador. him a wound which, ere long, streaked his black coat with red. He stopped, as if uncertain what to do, for a few seconds, and then, ..."

3. Ten Days in Spain by Kate Field (1892)
"... the picador. silently fell to the ground with the picador beneath him. The man was in no danger. The bull's attention was quickly distracted by the ..."

4. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"picador. [Sp.] A horseman who excites and irritates the bull at a bull-fight. Picarde. (Hist.) The followers of the Flemish Picard, who, in the fifteenth ..."

5. Spain Revisited by Alexander Slidell Mackenzie (1836)
"... Bad—A Fierce Bull—Sevilla the picador—The Encounter—A Disgraced Matadore—Pedro Sanchez—Close. THOUGH the theatre was not sufficiently good to attract me ..."

6. Gatherings from Spain by Richard Ford (1846)
"The Bull-fight—Opening of Spectacle—First Act, and Appearance of the Bull—The picador—Bull Bastinado—The Horses, and their Cruel Treatment—Fire and Dogs—The ..."

7. Glimpses of Spain; Or, Notes of an Unfinished Tour in 1847 by Severn Teackle Wallis (1849)
"... Race and the Carbonero—Coronil— The Venta and the Fleas—Puerto Serrano and the Mountains— Our Cavalcade—Mountain Crosses—The picador and his Arab— ..."

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