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bolo1

[boh-loh] /ˈboʊ loʊ/
noun, plural bolos.
1.
a large, heavy, single-edged knife or machete for hacking, used in the Philippines and by the U.S. Army.
Origin
Philippine Spanish
1900-1905
1900-05; < Philippine Spanish; further origin uncertain

bolo2

[boh-loh] /ˈboʊ loʊ/
noun, plural bolos.
1.
a soldier who does not meet the minimum standards of marksmanship.
verb (used without object), boloed, boloing.
2.
to fail to meet the minimum standards of marksmanship.
Origin
1915-20; said to be after Bolo Pascha (died 1918), German agent in France during World War I

bolo3

[boh-loh] /ˈboʊ loʊ/
noun
1.
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Examples from the web for bolo
  • They carried machine guns and the traditional long, single-edged machetes known as bolo knives.
  • The plank floor creaked as he moved in and out on the bolo bag.
  • She had been strangled by a bolo tie, still around her neck.
British Dictionary definitions for bolo

bolo

/ˈbəʊləʊ/
noun (pl) -los
1.
a large single-edged knife, originating in the Philippines
Word Origin
Philippine Spanish, probably from a native word
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Word Origin and History for bolo

Bolo

n.

"traitor," 1917, from Paul Bolo, French adventurer shot for treason April 17, 1918; used in World War I with reference to pacifist propagandists; later somewhat assimilated to Bolshevik (q.v.).

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