Definitions

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

  • noun A court game in which players use a long hand-shaped basket strapped to the wrist to propel a ball against a wall.

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  • noun a Basque ball game in which the players propel the ball using a long basket attached to the wrist

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  • noun a Basque or Spanish game played in a court with a ball and a wickerwork racket

Etymologies

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

[Spanish, from Basque : jai, festival + alai, joyous.]

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Spanish, from Basque jai (“festival”) +‎ alai (“merry”)

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  • also known as pelota vasca

    August 17, 2008