A throwing weapon made of weights on the ends of interconnected cords, designed to capture animals by entangling their legs.
a kind of missile weapon consisting of one, two, or more balls of stone, iron, or other material, attached to the ends of a leather cord; -- used by the Gauchos of South America, and others, for hurling at and entangling an animal
Bolas are a throwing weapon superficially similar to the surujin, made of weights on the ends of interconnected cords, designed to capture animals by entangling their legs. They were most famously used by the South American gauchos, but have been found in excavations of Pre-Columbian settlements, especially in Patagonia, where indigenous peoples used them to catch 200 pound guanaco and ñandú. They were also used in battle by the Inca Army. They have also been found as a modern day tool in North America at the Calico Early Man Site.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bō′las, n. missiles used by the South American gauchos, consisting of balls or stones strung together, swung round the head and hurled, usually so as to entangle the legs of an animal running. [Sp.]
The numerical value of bolas in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of bolas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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