jai alai[hī′lī′, hī′ə lī′]
a game like handball, popular in Latin America: it is played with a curved basket (cesta) fastened to the arm, for catching the ball and hurling it against the wall
Origin of jai alaiSpanish ; from Basque jai, celebration + alai, merry
A court game in which players use a long hand-shaped basket strapped to the wrist to propel a ball against a wall.
Origin of jai alaiSpanish, from Basque : jai, festival + alai, joyous.