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bolas Line breaks: bolas
Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊləs/

Definition of bolas in English:


[treated as singular or plural]
(Especially in South America) a missile consisting of a number of balls connected by strong cord, which when thrown entangles the limbs of the quarry.
Example sentences
  • A Zulu warrior performs a war dance; an Argentinean performs Flamenco with flashing bolas like silver whips.
  • Inspired by South American cowboys, some forces deploy bolas, several yards of rope weighted with rubber balls, to entangle a suspect's legs.
  • But technology remained limited to the branding of animals, the burning of natural pastures, and the use of lassoes, bolas, and knives.


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

Words that rhyme with bolas

Aeolus, alveolus, bolus, gladiolus, holus-bolus, solus, toeless
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