noun Date: 1926 the art of the bullfighter in working a bull with the cape

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  • capework — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: cape (II) + work : the art of the bullfighter in working a bull with the cape * * * capeˈwork noun The skill or technique of a bullfighter in making the bull follow the cape • • • Main Entry: ↑cape …   Useful english dictionary

  • bullfighting — See bullfighter. * * * Spanish corrida de toros Spectacle, popular in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, in which matadors ceremonially taunt, and usually kill, bulls in an arena. Spectacles with bulls were common in ancient Crete, Thessaly, and …   Universalium

  • Manolete — /mah naw le te/, n. (Manuel Laureano Rodríguez y Sánchez) 1917 47, Spanish matador. * * * ▪ Spanish bullfighter byname of  Manuel Laureano Rodríguez Sánchez  born July 4, 1917, Córdoba, Spain died Aug. 29, 1947, Linares  Spanish matador,… …   Universalium

  • matador — /mat euh dawr /, n. 1. the principal bullfighter in a bullfight who passes the bull with a muleta and then, in many countries, kills it with a sword thrust; a torero. 2. one of the principal cards in skat and certain other games. 3. (cap.) a jet… …   Universalium

  • Belmonte, Juan — ▪ Spanish bullfighter in full  Juan Belmonte y García  born April 14, 1892, Triana, near Sevilla, Spain died April 8, 1962, Utrera  Spanish bullfighter, one of the greatest toreros and the most revolutionary in his style.       About 1914, early… …   Universalium

  • König der Toreros — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel König der Toreros Originaltitel Blood and Sand P …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cape|work — «KAYP WURK», noun. the practice or art of caping a bull: »Such dazzling displays of capework by the splendidly dressed matadors... (New York Times) …   Useful english dictionary

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