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diabolo

[dee-ab-uh-loh] /diˈæb əˌloʊ/
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
1905-1910
1905-10; < Italian: literally, devil
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British Dictionary definitions for diabolo

diabolo

/dɪˈæbəˌləʊ/
noun (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
Word Origin
C20: from Italian, literally: devil
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