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cesta

[ ses-tuh ]
/ ˈsɛs tə /
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noun Jai Alai.
a narrow, curved basket fitted on one end to a wooden handle with a glovelike compartment at the base, for catching and throwing the ball.
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Origin of cesta

1900–05; <Spanish: literally, basket <Latin cistachest
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How to use cesta in a sentence

  • They spoke little—it was he who had fetched the cesta—both immersed in individual thoughts.

    San Cristbal de la Habana|Joseph Hergesheimer
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