chukker

or chuk·kar

[ chuhk-er ]
/ ˈtʃʌk ər /
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noun Polo.

one of the periods of play.

Nearby words

  1. chukchi peninsula,
  2. chukchi sea,
  3. chukchi-kamchatkan,
  4. chukka,
  5. chukka boot,
  6. chukotian,
  7. chula vista,
  8. chuleta,
  9. chulo,
  10. chulpa

Origin of chukker

1895–1900; < Hindi chakkar < Sanskrit cakra wheel

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chukker

  • He knew from many a chukker of polo that it meant that he was strung to the breaking point, ready to explode into action.

    The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth


Word Origin and History for chukker

chukker

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper