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mat·a·dor / ˈmatəˌdôr/ • n. 1. a bullfighter whose task is to kill the bull. 2. (in ombre, skat, and other card games) any of the highest trumps. 3. a domino game in which halves are matched so as to make a total of seven. ∎  any of the dominoes that have seven spots altogether, together with the double blank.

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matador in Sp. bull-fights, man appointed to kill the bull; principal card. XVII. — Sp. matador, f. matar kill.

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