meaning of Bolo

Bolo meaning in General Dictionary

some sort of large blade resembling a machete

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  • a cord fastened round the neck with an ornamental clasp and used as a necktie
  • long heavy knife with an individual edge; of Philippine origin

Bolo meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"traitor," 1917, from Paul Bolo, French adventurer shot for treason April 17, 1918; utilized in World War I with regards to pacifist propagandists; later on significantly assimilated to Bolshevik (q.v.).

Sentence Examples with the word Bolo

HQ put out a BOLO for you half an hour ago.

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