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polo

Syllabification: po·lo
Pronunciation: /ˈpōlō
 
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Definition of polo in English:

noun

A game of Eastern origin resembling field hockey, played on horseback with a long-handled mallet.
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.

Origin

late 19th century: from Balti (a Tibetan language), 'ball'.

More
  • 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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