Definition of chukka in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌkə
(US also chukker)


  • Each of a number of periods (typically six, of 7 1/ 2 minutes each) into which play in a game of polo is divided.
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    • 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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