Pelorus

Pe*lo"rus

(?), n. [After Pelorus, said to have been Hannibal's pilot when he left Italy.] (Navig.) An instrument similar to a mariner's compass, but without magnetic needles, and having two sight vanes by which bearings are taken, esp. such as cannot be taken by the compass.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Pe*lo"ta

(?), n. [Sp., lit., ball.] A Basque, Spanish, and Spanish-American game played in a court, in which a ball is struck with a wickerwork racket.
Syn. -- jai alai.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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