diabolo

diabolo

[dee-ab-uh-loh]
noun, plural diabolos for 2.
1.
a game in which a toplike object is spun, thrown, and caught by or balanced on and whirled along a string the ends of which are fastened to the ends of two sticks that are manipulated by hand.
2.
the top used in this game.
Compare yo-yo.


Origin:
1905–10; < Italian: literally, devil

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diabolo (dɪˈæbəˌləʊ)
 
n , pl -los
1.  a game in which one throws and catches a spinning top on a cord fastened to two sticks held in the hands
2.  the top used in this game
 
[C20: from Italian, literally: devil]

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