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Meaning of muleta

mu•le•ta

Pronunciation: (m-lā'tu, -let'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a red cloth similar to but smaller than a capa and manipulated by a stick set into one of the three holes in or near the center, for use by a matador in guiding the course of the bull's attack in the stage of the fight preparatory to the kill.
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