a set of cords or thongs with heavy balls at the ends, for throwing at cattle and entangling their legs
Origin of bolafrom 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