Slaughterer trying to avoid gore? (7)
I believe the answer is:
'slaughterer' is the definition.
I don't understand how the rest of the clue works.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for matador that I've seen before include "Spanish performer" , "Performer in the Ring" , "fighter in the ring?" , "he aims to get a bull" , "A Spanish bullfighter" .)