Meaning of JAI ALAI in English

ˈhīˌlī also |hīə|lī noun

( plural jai alais )

Etymology: Spanish, from Basque, from jai festival + alai merry

: a game of Basque origin resembling handball and played (as in Spain and Latin America) on a large walled court by usually two or four players who use a long curved wicker basket strapped to the right wrist to catch and hurl the ball against the front wall to make it rebound in such a way that the opponent cannot return it before it has bounced more than once — see cesta , fronton , pelota

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