There are 2 definitions of bolo in English:


Syllabification: bo·lo
Pronunciation: /ˈbōlō


1 (plural bolos) A large single-edged knife used in the Philippines.
More example sentences
  • More sinister still, a timekeeper was attacked with bolos, the machete-like knife carried by most men in rural areas.
  • The Filipino troops, armed with old rifles and bolos and carrying magical charms, were no match for American troops in open combat, but they were formidable opponents in guerrilla warfare
2 variant of bola.
3 short for bolo tie.



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There are 2 definitions of bolo in English:


Syllabification: BOLO


(Typically in police use, referring to a suspected criminal or missing person) be on (the) lookout.