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polo

[ poh-loh ]
/ ˈpoʊ loʊ /
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noun
a game played on horseback between two teams, each of four players, the object being to score points by driving a wooden ball into the opponents' goal using a long-handled mallet.
any game broadly resembling this, especially water polo.
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Origin of polo

1835–45; <Balti (Tibetan language of Kashmir): ball

OTHER WORDS FROM polo

po·lo·ist, noun

Other definitions for polo (2 of 2)

Polo
[ poh-loh ]
/ ˈpoʊ loʊ /

noun
Mar·co [mahr-koh], /ˈmɑr koʊ/, c1254–1324, Venetian traveler.
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British Dictionary definitions for polo (1 of 2)

polo
/ (ˈpəʊləʊ) /

noun
a game similar to hockey played on horseback using long-handled mallets (polo sticks) and a wooden ball
any of several similar games, such as one played on bicycles
short for water polo
Also called: polo neck
  1. a collar on a garment, worn rolled over to fit closely round the neck
  2. a garment, esp a sweater, with such a collar

Word Origin for polo

C19: from Balti (dialect of Kashmir): ball, from Tibetan pulu

British Dictionary definitions for polo (2 of 2)

Polo
/ (ˈpəʊləʊ) /

noun
Marco (ˈmɑːkəʊ). 1254–1324, Venetian merchant, famous for his account of his travels in Asia. After travelling overland to China (1271–75), he spent 17 years serving Kublai Khan before returning to Venice by sea (1292–95)
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