matador matador  /ˈmæ tə ˌdɔr/


  • (n) the principal bullfighter who is appointed to make the final passes and kill the bull


  1. Then the matador must take another sword and steel himself to try again.
  2. A matador in action in Bilbao, northern Spain.
  3. But Andrs Moreno, a former matador who now raises bulls, is among those convinced that TVE's decision is just the latest unwarranted attack on this venerable national tradition.


  1. Bullets set for franchise first playoff game

    The Billings Bullets kick off the 2013 Rocky Mountain Football League playoffs on Saturday when they clash with the Idaho Matadors at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell, Idaho.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Billings Gazette

  2. THE SPIN INTERVIEW: Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme

    Sitting on a bed in a midtown Manhattan hotel room two days after the release of Queens of the Stone Age 's …Like Clockwork (Matador), Josh Homme lights an electronic cigarette and inhales deeply...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Spin

  3. Spurs anthem kid throws down the gauntlet

    A great singer in a matador Mariachi suit? San Antonio has thrown the gauntlet down for Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Your response, Miami ?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: SB Nation


  1. "They have a tremendous amount to do with why I'm actually involved in this stuff," said Matador co-founder Gerard Cosloy, who previously worked with the band in the 1980s at Homestead Records. "The number of bands on Matador who they've made...
    on Sep 9, 2008 By: Gerard Cosloy Source: Reuters

  2. Ex-Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg, speaking to, said: "Matador is having a 20th anniversary party soon, so maybe we'll try to do something for that. The only hurdle might be getting everyone to drop what they're doing, but I'm sure the...
    on Mar 6, 2008 By: Scott Kannberg Source: Launch Yahoo

  3. "Now we know why they call Mayorga 'The Matador,' he's full of bull----," Shaw said. "This is as unprofessional as it gets. We don't hear he's pulled out from his promoter or manager [Carl King], just from everyone else in boxing. You have to...
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Gary Shaw Source: ESPN

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