Meaning of matador


Pronunciation: (mat'u-dôr"), [key]
— 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-powered U.S. surface-to-surface missile.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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