from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A juggling apparatus consisting of a spool which is whirled and tossed on a string attached to handsticks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An old game or sport (revived under this name) consisting in whirling on a string, fastened to two sticks, a small somewhat spool-shaped object (called the diabolo) so as to balance it on a string, toss it in the air and catch it, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The game of the devil on two sticks. See devil.
Ancient Greek διάβολος (diabolos, "devil"). (Wiktionary)