from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A court game in which players use a long hand-shaped basket strapped to the wrist to propel a ball against a wall.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a Basque ball game in which the players propel the ball using a long basket attached to the wrist
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- n. a Basque or Spanish game played in a court with a ball and a wickerwork racket
Spanish, from Basque : jai, festival + alai, joyous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish, from Basque jai (“festival”) + alai (“merry”) (Wiktionary)