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[poon-tee-air-oh; Spanish poon-tee-lye-raw, -ye-] /ˌpun tiˈɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌpun tiˈlyɛ rɔ, -ˈyɛ-/

noun, plural puntilleros
[poon-tee-air-ohz; Spanish poon-tee-lye-raws, -ye-] /ˌpun tiˈɛər oʊz; Spanish ˌpun tiˈlyɛ rɔs, -ˈyɛ-/ (Show IPA)
(in bullfighting) a worker, or assistant, who gives the coup de grâce to the fallen bull with a puntilla.


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