noun (plural boules pronunc. same)
A metal ball used in the French game of boules, a form of bowls played on rough ground: in the central square a game of boules was in progress
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- My own choice would include a game of boules, their magnificent double hammock and their linen lavender eye pillow to soothe away tension while lying in said hammock.
- The charity Scope is piloting a game for people with cerebral palsy called bocce, which is similar to the French game of boules.
- Petanque, also known as French boule, is a variation of bowls.
1920s (originally denoting a form of roulette): French, literally 'bowl'.
Words that rhyme with boulecoulée, duly, Friuli, Hooley, Julie, mooli, newly, puli, schoolie, stoolie, Thule, truly, unruly • Banjul, befool, Boole, boules, boulle, cagoule, cool, drool, fool, ghoul, Joule, mewl, misrule, mule, O'Toole, pool, Poole, pul, pule, Raoul, rule, school, shul, sool, spool, Stamboul, stool, Thule, tomfool, tulle, you'll, yule
A legislative body of ancient or modern Greece.
- The membership of the boule (council chamber) was then made up of 50 members of each tribe, elected by lot for a year, and each month the complement of one of the tribes - 50 people - would act as a sort of upper house.
- The boule decrees that the demos shall appoint a select committee.
From Greek boulē 'senate'.
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