Definition of bolo in English:

bolo

noun

  • A large single-edged knife used in the Philippines.

    • ‘The Filipino troops, armed with old rifles and bolos and carrying magical charms, were no match for American troops in open combat, but they were formidable opponents in guerrilla warfare’
    • ‘More sinister still, a timekeeper was attacked with bolos, the machete-like knife carried by most men in rural areas.’

Origin

Spanish.

Pronunciation

bolo

/ˈbəʊləʊ/