Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating


[poon-tee-air-oh; Spanish poon-tee-lye-raw, -ye-] /ˌpun tiˈɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌpun tiˈlyɛ rɔ, -ˈyɛ-/
noun, plural puntilleros
[poon-tee-air-ohz; Spanish poon-tee-lye-raws, -ye-] /ˌpun tiˈɛər oʊz; Spanish ˌpun tiˈlyɛ rɔs, -ˈyɛ-/ (Show IPA)
(in bullfighting) a worker, or assistant, who gives the coup de grâce to the fallen bull with a puntilla.
Origin of puntillero
1905-10; < Spanish, equivalent to puntill(a) puntilla + -ero < Latin -ārius -ary Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for puntillero
Historical Examples
  • The puntillero came up eager to finish him and get the maestro out of his embarrassing position.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez

Word of the Day

Word Value for puntillero

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for puntillero