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or chuk·kar

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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Historical Examples

  • 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).

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