bolo

noun
bo·​lo | \ ˈbō-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce bolo (audio) \
plural bolos

Definition of bolo

: a long heavy single-edged knife of Philippine origin used to cut vegetation and as a weapon

First Known Use of bolo

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bolo

Philippine Spanish

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“Bolo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bolo. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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