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polo Line breaks: polo
Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊləʊ/

Definition of polo in English:


[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
More example sentences
  • 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'.

  • The name for this game (originally played in the East) is from a Balti Tibetan word meaning ‘ball’.

Words that rhyme with polo

bolo, criollo, solo, tombolo
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