from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rope with weights attached, used especially in South America to catch cattle or game by entangling their legs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name in Bengal of the mahoe or majagua, Pariti tiliaceum. See mahoe, 1, and majagua, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
- n. a rope with weights attached to the ends; is thrown to entangle the legs of an animal; of South American origin
From American Spanish bolas, pl. of Spanish bola, ball, probably from Latin bulla.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)