puntilla

puntilla

[poon-tee-uh; Spanish poon-tee-lyah, -yah]
noun, plural puntillas [poon-tee-uhz; Spanish poon-tee-lyahs, -yahs] .
(in bullfighting) a short dagger used for cutting the spinal cord of the bull.

Origin:
1830–40; < Spanish, diminutive of punta point

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