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chukker

or chuk·kar

[chuhk-er]
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noun Polo.
  1. one of the periods of play.
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Origin of chukker

1895–1900; < Hindi chakkar < Sanskrit cakra wheel
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Word Origin and History for chukkars

chukker

n.

also chucker, "period in a polo game," 1898, from Hindi chakkar, from Sanskrit cakra "circle, wheel" (see chakra).

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