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barrera

[buh-rair-uh; Spanish bahr-re-rah] /bəˈrɛər ə; Spanish bɑrˈrɛ rɑ/
noun, plural barreras
[buh-rair-uh z; Spanish bahr-re-rahs] /bəˈrɛər əz; Spanish bɑrˈrɛ rɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
the wall, usually a red wooden fence, bordering a bullring.
2.
the first row of seats in a bullfight arena.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Spanish: barrier, equivalent to barr(a) bar1 + -eraLatin -āria -ary
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