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