jai alai








noun

  1. a game resembling handball, played on a three-walled court between two, four, or six players who are equipped with a long, curved wicker basket, or cesta, strapped to the wrist for catching and throwing a small, hard ball against the front wall.

noun

  1. a version of pelota played by two or four players
n.

1902, American English, originally in a Cuban context, from Basque, from jai “celebration” + alai “merry.”

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