American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A long, heavy, single-edged machete originally used in the Philippines.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long knife resembling a Cuban machete, used in the Philippine Islands, for domestic and agricultural purposes, and in war.
- n. A long, heavy, single-edged machete (Wikipedia).
- n. A string or leather necktie secured with an ornamental slide (Wikipedia).
- n. A request for law enforcement officers to be on the lookout for a suspect.
- n. Designating a type of punch; an uppercut.
- v. To attack or despatch with a bolo knife.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Phil. Islands A kind of large knife resembling a machete.
- n. long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin
- n. a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
- Spanish, of Philippine origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Surrounded by guests in bolo ties, I watch, transfixed.”
“Or, same university, new music ensemble conductor in bolo tie and hendrix tee.”
“The bolo is the only tool necessary to cut and strip the bejuco, which he ties into bunches of one hundred and takes into his hut for safety until such a time as a trade can be made.”
“The bolo, which is much heavier than an ordinary sword, measures 24 inches from tip of handle to tip of blade, and is forged from a piece of file steel.”
“A bolo is a braided leather lariat that loops under a shirt's collar like a tie and is held in place at the neck by a decorative buckle.”
“But you have to wear a "bolo" tie to work. guest, Jul 10, 2009 3: 44PM”
“The bolo is a lot less formal than the conventional European silk necktie.”
“There was Nadal, up a break of serve and whipping bolo forehands as he tried to gain a foothold in the match.”
“Obama refused to accept this late-20th-century model of racial politics, and he had no intention of fighting the general election with the same bolo punches and taunts that had stopped working decades ago.”
“Mr. Cowher has to return all those bolo ties he ordered online.”
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