an ornamented dart with barbs used by banderilleros for sticking into the neck or shoulder of the bull.
The jaunty insouciance of the young range-rider irritated him as a banderilla goads a bull in the ring.
Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
Nacional, with the banderilla in his hand, attracted the bull to the centre of the plaza.
The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
And the smile was as a banderilla to her niece’s goaded spirit.
New Faces Myra Kelly
These touch-and-go experiments form no part of the strict duties of the chulo; his exclusive province is the banderilla.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 71, No. 436, February 1852 Various
Next to them are the banderilleros; and the dart adorned with many colored ribbons is called a banderilla.
Vine and Olive; Or Young America in Spain and Portugal Oliver Optic
(bullfighting) a decorated barbed dart, thrust into the bull’s neck or shoulder
a matador’s assistant who sticks the banderillas into the bull. Historical Examples Maybe the banderillero even dreamt that a part of the swordsman’s fortune might fall into the hands of these god-children. The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez The banderillero took the jokes of the swordsman and his manager calmly. The Blood of […]
a thin, flat strip of some material for binding, confining, trimming, protecting, etc.: a band on each bunch of watercress. a fillet, belt, or strap: a band for the hair; a band for connecting pulleys. a stripe, as of color or decorative work. a strip of paper or other material serving as a label: a […]
an imaginary wild animal of fierce disposition. a person of uncouth or unconventional habits, attitudes, etc., especially one considered a menace, nuisance, or the like. Historical Examples We expected to see a bandersnatch every minute, didn’t we, Noël? Oswald Bastable and Others Edith Nesbit After all, I need a bandersnatch, dont I, to keep me […]
bandgap bandgap (bānd’gāp’) The difference in energy in a substance between electron orbitals in which the electrons are not free to move (the valence band) and orbitals in which they are relatively free and will carry a current (the conduction band). In semiconductors, some electrons are sustained in the conduction band by thermal energy. Energy […]