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Meaning of MATADORE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mat"a*dore\, Matador \Mat"a*dor\, n. [Sp. matador,
prop., a killer, fr. matar to kill, L. mactare to sacrifice,
kill.]
1. The killer; the man appointed to kill the bull in
   bullfights.

2. (Card Playing) In the game of quadrille or omber, the
   three principal trumps, the ace of spades being the first,
   the ace of clubs the third, and the second being the deuce
   of a black trump or the seven of a red one.

         When Lady Tricksey played a four, You took it with a
         matadore.                             --Swift.

 

 

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