Bullfighting - Bullfighting Terms

Bullfighting in Andalucia.
Bullfighting in Andalucia.



Toro

Bull


Plaza de toros


Bullring


Corrida


Bullfight


Matador


Star Bullfighter


Torero


Bullfighter (general term applicable to any person who engages in the ultimate death of the bull)


Picador


Lancer (on horseback)


Banderillero


Bullfighter (on foot) who inserts barbed wooden decorated sticks into the bull´s neck muscle


Traje de luces


Suit of lights (colourful sequinned suit worn by bullfighters)


Veronica


A type of pass whereby the cape is drawn over the bull´s head while the man holds a posture.
(There are many terms used for defining moves, which makes reading an article in the press on bullfighting rather esoteric)


Novillos


A novice bullfighter is called a novillero and fights not in a corrida, but in a novillada with young bulls (novillos)

 

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