bola definition by Webster's New World
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a set of cords or thongs with heavy balls at the ends, for throwing at cattle and entangling their legs
Origin: ; from American Spanish bolas, plural of Spanish bola, a ball ; from Classical Latin bulla: see boil
bola definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A rope with weights attached, used especially in South America to catch cattle or game by entangling their legs.
Origin: From American Spanish bolas, pl. of Spanish bola, ball, probably from Latin bulla.