or chuk·kar


noun Polo.

one of the periods of play.

Origin of chukker

1895–1900; < Hindi chakkar < Sanskrit cakra wheel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chukker

Historical Examples of 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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper