Definition of chukker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈCHəkər/
(also chukka)


Each of a number of periods (typically six) into which play in a game of polo is divided. A chukker lasts 7 1/2 minutes.
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.


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

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Syllabification: chuk·ker

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