Definition of puntillero in US English:

puntillero

noun

  • The bullfighter who administers the coup de grâce to the bull with the puntilla.

Origin

Mid 19th century. Apparently from Spanish puntillero from puntilla + -ero.

Pronunciation

puntillero

/ˌpʊntɪˈjɛːrəʊ/