Translation of picador in Spanish:


picador, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɪkəˌdɔr//ˈpɪkədɔː/


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    picador masculine
    picadora feminine
    • From that time, it began to follow a particular sequence of events: the entrance of the bull, the picador, the banderilleros, and finally the matador (bullfighter).
    • Totally confident of his untested capacity, Jose put on the picador's uniform and, for the first time, settled onto a horse.
    • They then escort the matadors to the enclosure, followed by the picadors - matadors on horseback.
    • The best example of this is seeing in the ancient war horses, trained and ridden for maximum maneuverability in combat, or in contemporary picador horses used in bull fighting.
    • The bull is encouraged to charge one of the picadors, who can now attack it with the lance, piercing its neck and back muscles in order to make it lower its head, without which it would be impossibly dangerous to fight on foot.