Meaning of cuadrilla in English:


Pronunciation /kwɒˈdriːljə/ /kwɒˈdriːjə/


  • A matador's team.

    ‘The torero and his cuadrilla wave their bright pink and yellow capes as the bull storms by.’
    • ‘I should buy tickets to go there and would like to know what cuadrillas will participate.’
    • ‘The seven cuadrillas have their own banners and flags, all monocolor with the coat of arms and the name of the cuadrilla.’


Mid 19th century Spanish.