Pronunciation: (pis"tl-âr'ō; Sp. pēs"tô-le'rô), [key]
—pl. -to•le•rosPronunciation: (-tl âr'ōz; Sp. -tô-le'rôs). [key] (esp. in Mexico and Central America)
1. a member of an armed band of roving mounted bandits.
2. a gunman or hired killer.
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