Definitions

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

  • n. A scoop-shaped wicker basket that is worn over the hand and used to catch and throw the ball in jai alai.

Etymologies

Spanish, basket, from Latin cista, chest; see chest.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Players use a scoop, known as a cesta, to hurl a small rubber ball at more than 180 mph against the walls of a fronton, an enclosed arena reminiscent of an elongated racquetball court.

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  • The annual gift of a basket of goodies, called a cesta, is threatened by the downturn in the Spanish economy as many employers plan to give workers less this year and some none at all.

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  • "We want to find out more about it." boobs jiggle, cesta swingsLabels: sports posted by oyster @ 7: 12 PM

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  • The Spanish “e” in cena and cesta seem to have a English “eh” sound to them.

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  • ¿Es una Carmen Miranda con una cesta de frutas en la cabeza?

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  • And his third collection, Na vlnách T.S.F., broadcast in 1925 on the French radio and republished as Svatební cesta 1938, The Wedding Trip, most clearly fulfills the aesthetics of “poeticism,” and, with its Dada-like spirit, had a tremendous influence upon the avant-garde poems “The Power of Nine” and Czech poetry in general.

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  • He watched with great care as his dad went behind his back on the run, faked the pass, then laid it up, as if he controlled the ball with a jai alai cesta.

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  • His replies came back sharp and swift as a pelota from a cesta.

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  • Cuban talvez não faça, necessariamente, uma cesta de três pontos com seu livro.

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  • WTS a few items-mod, inscription, mini-pet, armor of salvation and grim cesta.

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  • I like adding balon and cesta to get baloncesto.

    August 20, 2008

  • Spanish = basket.
    Usually, a scoop-shaped wicker basket that is worn over the hand and used to catch and throw the ball in jai alai.

    August 17, 2008

  • hand coverings made of leather strips, metal studs, worn by boxers

    August 15, 2008