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[boh-luh] /ˈboʊ lə/
noun, plural bolas
[boh-luh z] /ˈboʊ ləz/ (Show IPA)
Also, bolas. a weapon consisting of two or more heavy balls secured to the ends of one or more strong cords, hurled by the Indians and gauchos of southern South America to entangle the legs of cattle and other animals.
Origin of bola
1835-45; < Spanish: ball < Old Provençal < Latin bulla bubble, knob; see boil1 Unabridged
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noun (pl) -las, -lases
a missile used by gauchos and Indians of South America, consisting of two or more heavy balls on a cord. It is hurled at a running quarry, such as an ox or rhea, so as to entangle its legs
Word Origin
Spanish: ball, from Latin bulla knob
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