Polo definition

pōlō
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.
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A polo shirt.
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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.
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Water polo.
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(person) 1254-1324; Venetian traveler in E Asia.
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(uncountable) A ball game where two teams of players on horseback use long-handled mallets to propel the ball along the ground and into their opponent's goal.
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A similar game played on the ice, or on a prepared floor, by players wearing skates.
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(countable) A polo shirt.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
polo
Plural:
polos

Origin of polo

  • Balti (Tibeto-Burman language of Pakistan) ball Tibetan (Lhasa dialect) pulu

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Balti པོ་ལོ (pulu, “ball").

    From Wiktionary