Bullfight



a traditional Spanish, Portuguese, or Latin American spectacle in which a bull is fought by a matador, assisted by banderilleros and picadors, in a prescribed way in an arena and is usually killed.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools Various
Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border Annie Roe Carr
Roughing it De Luxe Irvin S. Cobb
The Night-Born Jack London

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a traditional Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American spectacle in which a matador, assisted by banderilleros and mounted picadors, baits and usually kills a bull in an arena

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