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bullfight

[boo l-fahyt] /ˈbʊlˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a traditional Spanish, Portuguese, or Latin American spectacle in which a bull is fought by a matador, assisted by banderilleros and picadors, in a prescribed way in an arena and is usually killed.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; bull1 + fight
Related forms
bullfighting, noun
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  • The men are dressed in common street clothes and not in traditional bullfighting dress.
  • The aesthetic of bullfighting is based on the interaction of the man and the bull.
British Dictionary definitions for bullfighting

bullfight

/ˈbʊlˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a traditional Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American spectacle in which a matador, assisted by banderilleros and mounted picadors, baits and usually kills a bull in an arena
Derived Forms
bullfighter, noun
bullfighting, noun
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