bolas definition

  • noun:
    • A throwing tool made from weights on the stops of interconnected cords, built to capture animals by entangling their legs.
    • A kind of missile weapon composed of one, two, or more balls of stone, metal, or other product, connected to the ends of a leather cord; -- employed by the Gauchos of south usa, yet others, for hurling at and entangling an animal.
    • A Middle English type of bullace.
  • others:
    • A weapon of war together with chase, consisting of two or three balls of stone or material attached to the stops of powerful lines, which are gnarled collectively, utilized by the Gauchos and Indians of western and southern south usa.

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