- the small cape attached to a stick used by the matador during the final stages of a bullfight
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mu•le•ta (mo̅o̅ lā′tə, -let′ə),USA pronunciation n.
- Sporta red cloth similar to but smaller than a capa and manipulated by a stick set into one of the three holes in or near the center, for use by a matador in guiding the course of the bull's attack in the stage of the fight preparatory to the kill.
- Spanish: prop, support, muleta, diminutive of mula (feminine) mule1
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muleta /mjuːˈlɛtə/ n
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