Definition of polo in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊləʊ


[mass noun]
  • A game of Eastern origin resembling hockey, played on horseback with a long-handled mallet: he is teaching me to play polo [as modifier]: a polo match
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    • How can they be world champions at polo, play magnificent hockey, soccer and rugby?
    • John's own interest is rugby but he is well able to appreciate a good game of polo.
    • Used mainly as cavalry horses, the walers also excelled as mounts at polo, race meetings, and gymkhanas.


late 19th century: from Balti, 'ball'.

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