[pik-uh-dawr; Spanish pee-kah-th awr] /ˈpɪk əˌdɔr; Spanish ˌpi kɑˈðɔr/
noun, plural picadors Spanish, picadores
[pee-kah-th aw-res] /ˌpi kɑˈðɔ rɛs/ (Show IPA)
one of the mounted assistants to a matador, who opens the bullfight by enraging the bull and weakening its shoulder muscles with a lance.
(bullfighting) a horseman who pricks the bull with a lance in the early stages of a fight to goad and weaken it
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.
theory A process algebra in which channel names can act both as transmission medium and as transmitted data. Its basic atomic actions are individual point to point communications which are nondeterministically selected and globally sequentialised. [Details? Examples?] (1995-03-20)
[pik-uh-nin-ee] /ˈpɪk əˌnɪn i/ noun, plural picaninnies. 1. . [pik-uh-nin-ee] /ˈpɪk əˌnɪn i/ noun, plural pickaninnies. Older Use: Now Offensive. 1. a term used to refer to a black child. /ˌpɪkəˈnɪnɪ/ noun (pl) -nies 1. a variant spelling (esp US) of piccaninny
[pi-kahn-tey; Spanish pee-kahn-te] /pɪˈkɑn teɪ; Spanish piˈkɑn tɛ/ Spanish and Latin-American Cookery. adjective 1. prepared so as to be very hot and spicy, especially with a hot and spicy sauce. noun, plural picantes [pi-kahn-teyz; Spanish pee-kahn-tes] /pɪˈkɑn teɪz; Spanish piˈkɑn tɛs/ (Show IPA) 2. any food that is very hot and spicy, especially a hot […]
[pee-kar] /piˈkar/ noun 1. Charles Émile [sharl ey-meel] /ʃarl eɪˈmil/ (Show IPA), 1856–1941, French mathematician. 2. Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA), 1620–82, French astronomer. /French pikar/ noun 1. Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1620–82, French astronomer. He was the first to make a precise measurement of a longitude line, enabling him to estimate the earth’s radius