pato

[ pah-toh; Spanish pah-taw ]
/ ˈpɑ toʊ; Spanish ˈpɑ tɔ /

noun

an Argentine game played by two teams of four on horseback, resembling a cross between polo and basketball, using a ball with six large leather handles, the object of which is to place or throw the ball through the opponent's net that hangs from a 9 feet (2.7 meters) high pole.

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Origin of pato

< American Spanish; Spanish: duck (of obscure origin; perhaps originally a nursery word, akin to pata leg, foot (of an animal); cf. paw1); the game was allegedly first played with a duck in a skin or leather bag
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