jai a•lai

Pronunciation: (hī' lī", hī' u-lī", hī" u-lī'), [key]
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. Cf. cancha, fronton.

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