Definition of pelota noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pəˈlɒtə//
    , BrE//ˈləʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈloʊ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] a game from Spain in which players hit a ball against a wall using a kind of basket attached to their hand See related entries: Games
  2. 2[countable] the ball used in the game of pelota
  3. Word OriginSpanish, literally ‘ball’, augmentative of pella, from Latin pila ‘ball’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pelota