[puh-loh-tuh s; Portuguese pi-law-tahs] /pəˈloʊ təs; Portuguese pɪˈlɔ tɑs/
a city in S Brazil.
[puh-loh-tuh; Spanish pe-law-tah] /pəˈloʊ tə; Spanish pɛˈlɔ tɑ/
noun, plural pelotas
[puh-loh-tuh z; Spanish pe-law-tahs] /pəˈloʊ təz; Spanish pɛˈlɔ tɑs/ (Show IPA)
a Basque and Spanish game from which jai alai was developed.
the game of jai alai.
the ball used in pelota and jai alai.
a port in S Brazil, in Rio Grande do Sul on the Canal de São Gonçalo. Pop: 323 000 (2005 est)
any of various games played in Spain, Spanish America, SW France, etc, by two players who use a basket strapped to their wrists or a wooden racket to propel a ball against a specially marked wall
[pelt] /pɛlt/ verb (used with object) 1. to attack or assail with repeated blows or with missiles. 2. to throw (missiles). 3. to drive by blows or missiles: The child pelted the cows home from the fields. 4. to assail vigorously with words, questions, etc. 5. to beat or rush against with repeated forceful blows: […]
[pel-uh-ton, pel-uh-ton; French plaw-tawn] /ˈpɛl əˌtɒn, ˌpɛl əˈtɒn; French plɔˈtɔ̃/ noun 1. an ornamental glass made in Bohemia in the late 19th century, usually having a striated overlay of glass filaments in a different color. /ˈpɛləˌtɒn/ noun 1. (cycle racing) the main field of riders in a road race noun a small military group; platoon […]
/ˈpɛltæst/ noun 1. (in ancient Greece) a lightly armed foot soldier
[pel-teyt] /ˈpɛl teɪt/ adjective, Botany. 1. having the stalk or support attached to the lower surface at a distance from the margin, as a leaf; shield-shaped. /ˈpɛlteɪt/ adjective 1. (of leaves) having the stalk attached to the centre of the lower surface