Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bullfight in which two rival matadors take turns fighting several bulls each.
  • noun A face-to-face confrontation or competitive struggle.
  • adjective Being or suggestive of a face-to-face encounter or contest.
  • adverb In direct competition.

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  • noun A head-on conflict or direct competition; a duel.
  • adjective In close confrontation.
  • adverb Characterized by head-to-head competition or conflict.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish : mano, hand + a, to.]

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Spanish, literally hand to hand; on equal footing, neither of two participants having any distinct advantage.

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