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Meaning of puntillero

pun•til•le•ro

Pronunciation: (pn"tē-âr'ō Sp. pn"tē-lye'rô, -ye'-), [key]
— pl. -til•le•ros
  1. (in bullfighting) a worker, or assistant, who gives the coup de grâce to the fallen bull with a puntilla.
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