picador

[ pik-uh-dawr; Spanish pee-kah-th awr ]SEE DEFINITION OF picador

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I asked Carmen how and why she had made the picador's acquaintance.

He flinches with the pain, and the picador skips out of danger.

A dozen men rushed to the rescue and dragged the picador away.

The picador himself is not in great danger, for his trousers are armour plated.

The picador received him on the point of his lance, and turned him off.

It happens rarely that a picador can stop a bull at the point of a lance.

The picador, pretending to be offended, finally walked up to the hack.

"I know thee, also," said the bandit with as much politeness as to the picador.

The picador was also raised up; he was removed between the arms of the chulos.

Pepe Illo, a famous Spanish picador, was wounded no less than twenty-six times, and finally killed by a bull.

WORD ORIGIN

1797, from Spanish picador, literally "pricker," from picar "to pierce," from Vulgar Latin *piccare "to pierce" (see pike (n.2)). He pricks the bull with a lance to provoke it.

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