Definition of Sokol in English:

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Sokol

Pronunciation: /ˈsɒkɒl/

noun

A Slav gymnastic society aiming to promote a communal spirit and physical fitness, originating in Prague in 1862: [as modifier]: Sokol exercises
More example sentences
  • Following the German model but in order to educate their oppressed nation both physically and morally, the Czechs set up a gymnastics movement called the Sokol in 1862.
  • Czech immigrants established Sokols in many major cities, beginning with St. Louis in 1865.
  • Although slow to catch on in the schools, gymnastics did flourish in the Turnvereins and Sokols.

Origin

Czech, literally 'falcon' (the emblem of the society).

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