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bola

Syllabification: bo·la
Pronunciation: /ˈbōlə
 
/
(also bolas)

Definition of bola in English:

noun

(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.
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.

Origin

early 19th century: from Spanish and Portuguese bolas, plural of bola 'ball'.

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