Definition of Bolo knife
1. Noun. Long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bolo Knife
Literary usage of Bolo knife
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Oriental America and Its Problems by Theodore Williams Noyes (1903)
"Passing through the picturesque main gate of the city we saw, just outside, the Spanish disarming station, now used as a bolo (knife) market. ..."
2. Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces by Addie W. Hunton, Kathryn Magnolia Johnson (1920)
"... and the bolo knife; they routed an entire machine-gun nest, and brought back numerous war trophies; both were severely wounded, and remained in the ..."
3. Campaigning in the Philippines by Karl Irving Faust, Peter MacQueen (1899)
"... was cut in the right arm with a bolo knife in the hands of a wounded insurgent; 1st Sergt. Wall, Company A, had a gun-shot wound in the wrist; ..."
4. The Free Man and the Soldier: Essays on the Reconciliatin of Liberty and by Ralph Barton Perry (1916)
"When these parts have become sufficiently numb for you to attend to minor discomforts, you begin to realize that you are lying on your bolo knife, ..."
5. A Handbook of the Philippines by Hamilton Mercer Wright (1909)
"... father, or brother, goaded to indignation by the indecent humiliation of his kinswoman, would lay hands on his bolo- knife and bring matters to a bloody ..."
6. History of the American Negro in the Great World War: His Splendid Record in by William Allison Sweeney (1919)
"I grabbed my French bolo knife and slashed in a million directions. Each slash meant something, believe me. I wasn't doing exercises, let me tell you. ..."
7. Complete History of the Colored Soldiers in the World War: Authentic Story (1919)
"... swinging his rifle and laying the Germans out with the butt end of it until it splintered. Then he took his bolo knife and kept on fighting until ..."