Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A long, heavy, single-edged machete originally used in the Philippines.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A long knife resembling a Cuban machete, used in the Philippine Islands, for domestic and agricultural purposes, and in war.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Phil. Islands A kind of large knife resembling a machete.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A long, heavy, single-edged machete (Wikipedia).
  • noun A string or leather necktie secured with an ornamental slide (Wikipedia).
  • noun A request for law enforcement officers to be on the lookout for a suspect.
  • noun Designating a type of punch; an uppercut.
  • verb To attack or despatch with a bolo knife.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin
  • noun a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, of Philippine origin.]

Examples

  • Surrounded by guests in bolo ties, I watch, transfixed.

    Thai Noon

  • Surrounded by guests in bolo ties, I watch, transfixed.

    Thai Noon

  • Surrounded by guests in bolo ties, I watch, transfixed.

    Thai Noon

  • Or, same university, new music ensemble conductor in bolo tie and hendrix tee.

    Hope, blood, Turandot

  • Or, same university, new music ensemble conductor in bolo tie and hendrix tee.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Or, same university, new music ensemble conductor in bolo tie and hendrix tee.

    Gold stars and red pen

  • 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.

    Negritos of Zambales

  • 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.

    Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights

  • 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.

    superfuture :: supertalk

  • But you have to wear a "bolo" tie to work. guest, Jul 10, 2009 3: 44PM

    Dealbreaker

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  • Leonard is slashing at the vines and creepers with his sharp bolo.

    - William Steig, The Zabajaba Jungle

    October 5, 2008

  • Be On the LookOut

    April 17, 2009