chukker

noun
chuk·ker | \ ˈchə-kər \
variants: or less commonly chukka \ˈchə-kə \

Definition of chukker 

: a playing period of a polo game

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Throw on your favorite wide-brimmed hat and settle in for a chukker or six. Shawnté Salabert, Los Angeles Magazine, "From Archery to Mountain Biking, There’s an L.A. Park for Every Outdoor Hobby," 7 June 2018 Valiente scored three goals in a 110-second span in the first chukker, setting the tone for the match. Y.a. Teitelbaum, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Valiente makes U.S. Open final, 1 win from U.S. polo triple crown," 19 Apr. 2018 Under tournament rules, both teams switch horses with the opposing team after two chukkers since neither team was able to bring its own horses. Terry Monahan, Pomerado News, "Poway Polo travels to chilly national championships," 28 Mar. 2018 In addition to sipping on bubbly, bright young things including Ashley Madekwe, Bella Heathcote, and Camilla Belle took in all the action on the field and at halftime stomped on the divots for the second chukker. Vogue, "Mallets Till Dawn: Dev Patel, Laura Dern, and Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2017 Veuve Clicquot Polo Tournament," 16 Oct. 2017 Secure your spot on the sidelines, then get to Googling the Sport of Kings—only two months to figure out what a chukker is and how to calculate a team’s handicap. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "Tickets for L.A.’s Bourgiest Holiday Go On Sale This Friday," 21 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of chukker

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chukker

Hindi cakkar & Urdu chakkar circular course, from Sanskrit cakra wheel, circle — more at wheel

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