Definition of pelota
1 : a court game related to jai alai
2 : the ball used in jai alai
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Hialeah officials contracted with a company based in Markina (Basque country on the border of France and Spain) to construct the jai-alai walls, which are made of a very sturdy tempered glass and can absorb the 100-mph-plus pelota flings of players.
The owners of Magic City Casino and Flagler Dog Track want to bring pelotas and poker chips to downtown Miami.
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