polo definition by Webster's New World
- a game played on horseback by two teams of four players each, who attempt to drive a small wooden ball through the opponents' goal with a mallet having a long, flexible handle
- water polo
Origin: ultimately ; from Tibet dialect, dialectal , variant, variety of pulu, properly, the name of the ball
- poloist noun
polo definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A game played by two teams of three or four players on horseback who are equipped with long-handled mallets for driving a small wooden ball through the opponents' goal.
- Water polo.
Origin: Balti (Tibeto-Burman language of Pakistan), ball.
- poˈlo·ist noun
, Marco 1254-1324.