EXAMPLES | noun, plural bo·las , [ boh-l uh z] /ˈboʊ ləz/ bo·las·es . [ boh-l uh-siz] /ˈboʊ lə sɪz/ ( used with a singular verb) noun, plural bo·las . [ boh-l uh z] /ˈboʊ ləz/ 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;
bubble, knob; see
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The part of the river into which it was thrown is still called "
He needed no other preparation than to get hold of his
bolas,—that was his favourite weapon.
He had been swinging the
bolas around his head for more than forty years!
Don José told us that they are hunted with the
bolas, as cattle are in the plains.
Our arms consisted of rifles, shot-guns, the
bolas, and lasso. British Dictionary definitions for bolas noun plural -las or -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 for bola
Spanish: ball, from Latin
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