a large, heavy, single-edged knife or machete for hacking, used in the Philippines and by the U.S. Army.
Other definitions for bolo (2 of 4)
a soldier who does not meet the minimum standards of marksmanship.
a clumsy or incompetent soldier.
to fail to meet the minimum standards of marksmanship.
Other definitions for bolo (3 of 4)
Other definitions for BOLO (4 of 4)
be on the lookout: an instruction or warning to law enforcement personnel, or sometimes to the general public, to be watchful for the appearance of a criminal suspect or criminal activity: The police issued a BOLO at 2:14 pm, just moments after the robbery was reported.
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How to use bolo in a sentence
And of course, one would like to know if any BOLOs were issued for new labor groups.
Even the rails of the road have been carried away by the Moros to be made into bolos and krises.A Woman's Journey through the Philippines | Florence Kimball Russel
Diabolus dicitur a dia, quod est duo, et bolos morsus; quasi dupliciter mordens; quia ldit hominem in corpore et anima.
According to her description, the bolos are long and thin, straight on one side and curved on the other.
When the lance head has a socket it is attached to the shaft with a resinous substance similar to that used for bolos.
His companions howled assent and clutching their bolos, half rose as if to begin a massacre.
British Dictionary definitions for bolo
a large single-edged knife, originating in the Philippines
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