"bolas" meaning in English

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Noun

Forms: bolases [plural], bolas [plural]
Etymology: Borrowed from Spanish bolas. Etymology templates: {{bor|en|es|bolas}} Spanish bolas Head templates: {{en-noun|+|bolas}} bolas (plural bolases or bolas)
  1. A throwing weapon made of weights on the ends of interconnected cords, designed to capture animals by entangling their legs.
    Sense id: en-bolas-en-noun-wyNBG1DT Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 83 17
  2. A sticky thread whirled around by certain spiders to catch prey.
    Sense id: en-bolas-en-noun-7kOFXAva

Inflected forms

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