tlachtli

noun
tlach·​tli | \ ˈtlächtlē \
plural -s

Definition of tlachtli

: a ball game played by Central American Indians (as the Aztecs and Mayas) in which the players endeavor by the use of only the leg, hip and elbow to send a solid rubber ball through two rings set vertically in the walls of an I-shaped court

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Nahuatl

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“Tlachtli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tlachtli. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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