from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English form of bullace.
  • A weapon of war and the chase, consisting of two or three balls of stone or metal attached to the ends of strong lines, which are knotted together, used by the Gauchos and Indians of western and southern South America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A throwing weapon made of weights on the ends of interconnected cords, designed to capture animals by entangling their legs.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License



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