/ puːlz /

plural noun

  1. an organized nationwide principally postal gambling pool betting on the result of football matches Also calledfootball pools

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pools1

C20: from pool ² (in the sense: a gambling kitty)
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Example Sentences

Down below, the cops had closed off the two memorial pools that mark the footprints of the towers that once stood there.

ISIS could—and very much wanted to—“transform Iran into pools of blood,” Adnani said.

The specific issue is that juries in the United States are drawn from county-wide population pools.

This means that their gene pools stagnate and accumulate increasingly harmful mutations.

FINA guidelines require competitive diving pools to be at least five meters deep – or about 17 feet.

The Smooth Naked Horsetail is a common plant, specially by the sides of streams and pools.

At length only four or five flames remained, feebly wavering in their pools of melted wax.

How still it was, with only the voice of the sea whispering through the reeds that grew in the salt-water pools!

Two-thirds of each Battalion were sound asleep in pools of mud and water—like corpses half buried!

And its watery places shall be dry, all they shall mourn that made pools to take fishes.