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A decorated dart thrust into a bull's neck or shoulders during a bullfight.
- ‘‘El Soro’, who is the most spectacular of all with the banderillas, has always fought 50 or more fights per year.’
- ‘The banderillero, carrying a banderilla in each hand, runs towards the charging bull at an angle and places the banderillas in its neck.’
- ‘With the brightly coloured banderillas (barbed darts) he approaches the bull excellently and positions them carefully on the neck, bringing the crowd to its feet with applause.’
- ‘Their job is to insert two banderillas (decorated wooden sticks with spiked ends) over the horns into the bull's neck muscle.’
- ‘Victor is a very powerful maestro and one of the best matadors placing banderillas today.’
Spanish, diminutive of bandera ‘banner’.
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