Definition of bola in English:

bola

(also bolas)

Pronunciation /ˈbōlə/ /ˈboʊlə/

noun

  • (especially in South America) a weapon consisting of a number of balls connected by strong cord, which when thrown entangles the limbs of the quarry.

    • ‘Similar to a miniature bola, it is made of two small balls, stones, or shells wrapped in red cloth or paper and tied to a silk thread.’
    • ‘There are leather softeners that can be used to soften the cords if you plan to throw this bola.’
    • ‘With incredible skill and accuracy, you throw your bola at Alexander, entangling him and holding him in place.’

Origin

Early 19th century from Spanish and Portuguese, plural of bola ‘ball’.

Pronunciation

bola

/ˈbōlə/ /ˈboʊlə/