(Especially in South America) a weapon consisting of a number of balls connected by strong cord, which when thrown entangles the limbs of the quarry.
More example sentences
- Similar to a miniature bola, it is made of two small balls, stones, or shells wrapped in red cloth or paper and tied to a silk thread.
- There are leather softeners that can be used to soften the cords if you plan to throw this bola.
- With incredible skill and accuracy, you throw your bola at Alexander, entangling him and holding him in place.
early 19th century: from Spanish and Portuguese bolas, plural of bola 'ball'.
Definition of bola in:
- The Spanish dictionary