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bolo

Noun

1 a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie [syn: bolo tie, bola tie, bola]
2 long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin [syn: bolo knife]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. A long, heavy, single-edged machete.

See also

Bambara

Noun

bolo
  1. Arm.

Italian

Noun

  1. bolus
  2. cud

Portuguese

Noun

  1. cake

Extensive Definition

Bolo may be:
  • Bolo knife, a Filipino machete used for agricultural purposes and as a weapon.
  • Bolo punch, a wide sweeping uppercut used in boxing.
  • Bolo tie, decorative string with an ornament clasp worn around the neck, worn in the American West, also known as a bola tie
  • a community or tribe in bolo'bolo (1983), by Swiss author P.M..
  • Bolo, a slang term for Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War.
In military:
  • Bolo Shell, a type of specialty shotgun shell
  • Bolo (self-aware tank), a type of enhanced artificially intelligent tank appearing in the science fiction of Keith Laumer. The word was vaguely taken from the US Army use.
  • B-18 Bolo, a United States Army Air Corps bomber aircraft from the 1930s
In places:
In people:
In gaming:
Acronyms:
  • BOLO, an acronym used by law enforcement for "Be On The Lookout".

See also

  • Bolas, a throwing rope with weights at both ends to entangle prey.
  • Bolo (slang), anything good in life; it is often yelled in a drunken rage.
bolo in Spanish: Bolo
bolo in French: Bolo (homonymie)
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