Definition of bolo in English:

bolo

noun

  • 1A 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.’
  • 2

    variant of bola
  • 3

    short for bolo tie

Origin

Spanish.

Definition of BOLO in English:

BOLO

  • (typically in police use, referring to a suspected criminal or missing person) be on (the) lookout.