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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