Definition of Bolas

1. n. sing. & pl. A kind of missile weapon consisting of one, two, or more balls of stone, iron, or other material, attached to the ends of a leather cord; -- used by the Gauchos of South America, and others, for hurling at and entangling an animal.



Definition of Bolas

1. Noun. A throwing weapon made of weights on the ends of interconnected cords, designed to capture animals by entangling their legs. ¹

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Definition of Bolas

1. bola [n -ES] - See also: bola

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bolas

bokes
boking
bokite
bokken
bokkens
bokkoms
bokmakierie
bokmakieries
boko
bokos
boks
bol
bola
bola tie
bolar
bolas (current term)
bolases
bold
bold-faced
bold eagle
bold face
bolded
bolden
boldened
boldening
boldenone
boldenone undecylenate
boldens
bolder

Literary usage of Bolas

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1. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER III MALDONADO Monte Video—Maldonado—Excursion to R. Polanco—Lazo and bolas —Partridges—Absence of Trees—Deer—Capybara, or River Hog— ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"CHAPTER III MALDONADO Montevideo—Maldonado—Excursion to R. Polanco—Lazo and bolas —Partridges—Absence of Trees—Deer—Capybara, or Rivu-r Hog— ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1880)
"BY THOMAS bolas, FCS INDIA-RUBBER, or caoutchouc, possesses properties so widely different from those of most other substances that it became an object of ..."

4. La Plata, the Argentine Confederation and Paraguay: Being a Narrative of the by Thomas Jefferson Page (1859)
"The Las- *) and bolas.—Oliva.—Villa Villeta.—A Cigar with the Commandante.—San Antonio.—Mount Lambare.—Arrival at Asuncion.—Rise and Fall of the Paraguay. ..."

5. Journal of Researches Into the Geology & Natural History of the Various by Charles Darwin (1908)
"CHAPTER III MALDONADO Monte Video—Maldonado—Excursion to R. Polanco—Lazo and bolas—Partridges— Absence of Trees—Deer—Capybara, ..."

6. Notes by a Naturalist on the "Challenger": Being an Account of Various by Henri Nottidge Moseley (1879)
"The cattle are thrown by means of the lasso or bolas, and ham-strung, or " cut down," as the term is, and then killed and skinned at leisure. ..."

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