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chukka

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌkə
 
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(US also chukker)

Definition of chukka in English:

noun

Each of a number of periods (typically six, of 7 1/2 minutes each) into which play in a game of polo is divided.
Example sentences
  • Within a week I was playing her as a spare in the Open first game, playing her a full chukker in the second game and she never looked back.
  • The first section plays a 6-8 minute period or ‘chukka,’ then will rest and cool off their horses while the second section plays the second chukka.
  • In the final chukker the Army scored a second, but the Navy's Royal captain struck back, setting up a seventh for OM Grant Fraser.

Origin

late 19th century: from Hindi cakkar, from Sanskrit cakra 'circle or wheel'.

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