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Definitions for picador
ˈpɪk əˌdɔr, ˌpɪk əˈdɔr; -ˈdɔr izpic·a·dor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. picadornoun

    the horseman who pricks the bull with a lance early in the bullfight to goad the bull and to make it keep its head low

Wiktionary

  1. picadornoun

    A lancer mounted on horseback who assists a matador.

    I saw the picador lance the bull.

Wikipedia

  1. Picador

    A picador (Spanish pronunciation: [pikaˈðoɾ]; pl. picadores) is one of the pair of horse-mounted bullfighters in a Spanish-style bullfight that jab the bull with a lance. They perform in the tercio de varas, which is the first of the three stages in a stylized bullfight.

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  1. picador

    A picador is a member of a traditional Spanish or Mexican bullfighting team. They are usually horse-mounted and their main role is to weaken the bull's neck muscles by using a long, pointed lance. This makes it easier for the matador to perform the final kill. Furthermore, the way a bull charges at the picador can reveal important information about its behavior and may determine the course of the rest of the bullfight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Picadornoun

    a horseman armed with a lance, who in a bullfight receives the first attack of the bull, and excites him by picking him without attempting to kill him

  2. Etymology: [Sp.]

Wikidata

  1. Picador

    A picador is one of the pair of horsemen in a Spanish bullfight that jab the bull with a lance. They perform in the tercio de varas which is the first of the three stages in a Spanish bullfight.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Picador

    pik-a-dōr′, n. a horseman armed with a lance, who commences a bull-fight by pricking the bull with his weapon. [Sp. pica, a pike.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Picador

    a man mounted on horseback armed with a spear to incite the bull in a bull-fight.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. picador

    (Sp.). A horseman armed with a lance, who commences the exercises of a bull-fight by attacking the animal without attempting to kill him.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of picador in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of picador in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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