Definition of Pelota

1. Noun. A Basque or Spanish game played in a court with a ball and a wickerwork racket.

Exact synonyms: Jai Alai
Generic synonyms: Court Game



Definition of Pelota

1. n. A Basque, Spanish, and Spanish-American game played in a court, in which a ball is struck with a wickerwork racket.

Definition of Pelota

1. Noun. any of a variety of Spanish sports played against a wall ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pelota

1. a court game of Spanish origin [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pelota

pelon
pelopathy
pelopium
peloria
pelorian
pelorias
peloric
pelories
pelorism
pelorisms
peloro-
pelorus
peloruses
pelory
pelosity
pelota (current term)
pelotas
pelotherapy
peloton
pelotons
pels
pelt
pelt along
pelt down
pelt of the dog
pelta
peltae
peltas
peltast
peltasts

Literary usage of Pelota

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1. Spain and Portugal: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1908)
"Juego de pelota. Theatres. In the larger theatres the performance generally lasts from 8 or 8.30 pm to midnight. A few small theatres in Madrid, Barcelona, ..."

2. Modern Argentina, the El Dorado of To-day: With Notes on Uruguay and Chile by William Henry Koebel (1907)
"Hurlingham—A Paradise of Sport—The game of pelota—Suburbs— The Ti^re River. At the end of a thirty-five minutes train journey from Buenos Aires lies ..."

3. Terry's Mexico: Handbook for Travellers by Thomas Philip Terry (1909)
"Juego de pelota. Museums and Picture Galleries. Churches. Holidays. Theatres (teatros) are to be found in most of the Мех. cities; in the larger play-houses ..."

4. Trade & Travel in South America by Frederick Alcock (1907)
"The great game in Rio is ' pelota,' which has been imported from Monte Video, and originally came from the Basque provinces of Spain. It resembles rackets. ..."

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