pelota

noun
pe·​lo·​ta | \ pə-ˈlō-tə How to pronounce pelota (audio) \

Definition of pelota

1 : a court game related to jai alai
2 : the ball used in jai alai

Examples of pelota in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The games includes the centuries-old pelota mixteca (Mixtec-style ball) and variant called pelota de esponja (sponge ball), both played with decorated mitts that combine indigenous design with contemporary logos. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 12 July 2018 The games includes the centuries-old pelota mixteca (Mixtec-style ball) and variant called pelota de esponja (sponge ball), both played with decorated mitts that combine indigenous design with contemporary logos. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 12 July 2018 The games includes the centuries-old pelota mixteca (Mixtec-style ball) and variant called pelota de esponja (sponge ball), both played with decorated mitts that combine indigenous design with contemporary logos. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 12 July 2018 The games includes the centuries-old pelota mixteca (Mixtec-style ball) and variant called pelota de esponja (sponge ball), both played with decorated mitts that combine indigenous design with contemporary logos. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 12 July 2018 During the past few months, the athletes have been learning to maneuver long, curved baskets (cestas) strapped to their hands, and hurl the ball (pelota) against the court walls at speeds up to 170 mph. Michelle Kaufman, miamiherald, 29 June 2018 The games includes the centuries-old pelota mixteca (Mixtec-style ball) and variant called pelota de esponja (sponge ball), both played with decorated mitts that combine indigenous design with contemporary logos. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 12 July 2018 The games includes the centuries-old pelota mixteca (Mixtec-style ball) and variant called pelota de esponja (sponge ball), both played with decorated mitts that combine indigenous design with contemporary logos. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 21 June 2018 The games includes the centuries-old pelota mixteca (Mixtec-style ball) and variant called pelota de esponja (sponge ball), both played with decorated mitts that combine indigenous design with contemporary logos. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of pelota

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pelota

Spanish, from Old French pelote little ball — more at pellet

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“Pelota.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pelota. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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