WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ca•pe•a•dor  (kä′pē ə dôr; Sp. kä pe ä ᵺôr),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -dors,  Sp. -do•res 
    (kä′pē ə dôr; Sp. kä pe ä ᵺôr),USA pronunciation 
  1. Sporta person who assists a matador by harassing or distracting the bull with a red cape, or capa.
  • Spanish, equivalent. to cape(ar) to bait with a cape (verb, verbal derivative of capa cape1) + -ador -ator
  • 1905–10

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