Definition of manoletina in English:

manoletina

noun

  • A decorative pass in which the muleta is held behind the back in the left hand.

Origin

1950s. From Spanish manoletina from the nickname Manolete of Manuel Rodríguez y Sánchez, Spanish bullfighter (whose father and grandfather both had the same nickname) + -ina.

Pronunciation

manoletina

/manə(ʊ)ləˈtiːnə/