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Definition of "bolo" [bo•lo]

  • A long, heavy, single-edged machete originally used in the Philippines. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bolo" in a sentence
  • "Surrounded by guests in bolo ties, I watch, transfixed."
  • "Or, same university, new music ensemble conductor in bolo tie and hendrix tee."
  • "The bolo is the only tool necessary to cut and strip the bejuco, which he ties into bunches of one hundred and takes into his hut for safety until such a time as a trade can be made."