burladero

burladero

[bur-luh-dair-oh, boor-; Spanish boor-lah-the-raw]
noun, plural burladeros [bur-luh-dair-ohz, boor-; Spanish boor-lah-the-raws] .
a wooden panel, located a short distance from and parallel to the bullring wall, behind which a bullfighter can seek protection from a bull.

Origin:
1935–40; < Spanish, equivalent to burlad(o), past participle of burlar to scoff at, ridicule (derivative of burla ridicule, joke, perhaps < Late Latin burra trifle, literally, wool, fluff) + -eroLatin -ārium -ary

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