Definitions for Poloˈpoʊ loʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

po•loˈpoʊ loʊ(n.)(pl.)-los.

  1. a game played on horseback between two teams of four players each, who score points by driving a wooden ball into the opponents' goal with a long-handled mallet.

    Category: Sport

  2. any game broadly resembling this, esp. water polo.

    Category: Sport

  3. Category: Clothing

    Ref: polo shirt.

Origin of polo:

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

po′lo•ist(n.)

Po•loˈpoʊ loʊ(n.)

  1. Marco, c1254–1324, Venetian traveler.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Polo, Marco Polo(noun)

    Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)

  2. polo(noun)

    a game similar to field hockey but played on horseback using long-handled mallets and a wooden ball

Wiktionary

  1. polo(Noun)

    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.

  2. polo(Noun)

    A similar game played on the ice, or on a prepared floor, by players wearing skates.

  3. polo(Noun)

    A polo shirt

  4. Origin: From པོ་ལོ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polo(noun)

    a game of ball of Eastern origin, resembling hockey, with the players on horseback

  2. Polo(noun)

    a similar game played on the ice, or on a prepared floor, by players wearing skates

Freebase

  1. Polo

    Polo, is a team sport played on horseback in which the objective is to score goals against an opposing team. Sometimes called "The Sport of Kings", it was started by Persians, and was popular in Iran until 1979, after which its popularity there declined sharply due to the Iranian Revolution. Players score by driving a small white plastic or wooden ball into the opposing team's goal using a long-handled mallet. The traditional sport of polo is played at speed on a large grass field up to 300 yards long by 160 yards wide, and each polo team consists of four riders and their mounts. Field polo is played with a solid plastic ball, which has replaced the wooden ball in much of the sport. In arena polo, only three players are required per team and the game usually involves more maneuvering and shorter plays at lower speeds due to space limitations of the arena. Arena polo is played with a small air-filled ball, similar to a small soccer ball. The modern game lasts roughly two hours and is divided into periods called chukkas. Polo is played professionally in 16 countries. It was formerly, but is not currently, an Olympic sport.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Polo

    a game similar to hockey, played on horseback with mallets, and devised by British officers in India in place of football.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

polo(noun)

a game like hockey, played on horseback.

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