Also called birne. a cylindrical lump of material for synthetic gems, made by the Verneuil process.
a metal ball, usually made out of steel, used in pétanque.
Sometimes boules. pétanque.
Other definitions for boule (2 of 3)
- Also called boule·work [bool-wurk]. /ˈbulˌwɜrk/.
Other definitions for Boule (3 of 3)
the legislative assembly of modern Greece.
(sometimes lowercase) a state legislative, advisory, or administrative council in ancient Greece.
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How to use boule in a sentence
In making sourdough boules in the past, I had almost always stayed with the classics, occasionally branching out with a sesame or smoked paprika loaf.Remy From ‘Ratatouille’ Taught Me to Never Settle for Boring Bread | Dayna Evans | September 30, 2021 | Eater
While I admire the gumption of home bread bakers to do just that, no, I am obviously not telling you to bake a boule as an easy or quick way to fill out your meal.7 ideas for simple side dishes to round out dinner | Aaron Hutcherson | May 7, 2021 | Washington Post
She was also crudely nicknamed “La boule” in a reference to the ball and chain.
Everything changed as soon as her relations with Jupillon and her assiduous attendance at the boule-Noire were known.Germinie Lacerteux | Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
The bones from Denise (now rehabilitated in respect of their antiquity by Professor boule) present similar features.
boule claims one glaciation of Pliocene antiquity, followed by two Pleistocene glaciations.
Upon an examination of the controversial literature, the award here given is in favour of Professor boule's scheme.
Such are the main considerations upon which the decision has been taken in favour of Professor boule's chronological scale.
British Dictionary definitions for boule (1 of 3)
the parliament in modern Greece
the senate of an ancient Greek city-state
British Dictionary definitions for boule (2 of 3)
a pear-shaped imitation ruby, sapphire, etc, made from synthetic corundum
British Dictionary definitions for boule (3 of 3)
a round loaf of white bread
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