- an aquatic game played by two teams of seven swimmers each, the object being to score goals by pushing, carrying, or passing an inflated ball and tossing it into the opponent's goal, defended by a goalkeeper.
Origin of water polo
First recorded in 1885–90
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- a game played in water by two teams of seven swimmers in which each side tries to throw or propel an inflated ball into the opponents' goal
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