polo

noun
po·​lo | \ ˈpō-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce polo (audio) \

Definition of polo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a game played by teams of players on horseback using mallets with long flexible handles to drive a wooden ball through goalposts

Polo

biographical name
Po·​lo | \ ˈpō-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce Polo (audio) \

Definition of Polo (Entry 2 of 2)

Mar*co \ ˈmär-​(ˌ)kō How to pronounce ˈmär-(ˌ)kō (audio)\ 1254–1324 Venetian traveler

Other Words from polo

Noun

poloist \ ˈpō-​(ˌ)lō-​ist How to pronounce poloist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of polo

Noun

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for polo

Noun

Balti, ball

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The first known use of polo was in 1872

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polo

noun

English Language Learners Definition of polo

: a game played by two teams of four players who ride horses while using long mallets to hit a wooden ball into a goal

polo

noun
po·​lo | \ ˈpō-lō How to pronounce polo (audio) \

Kids Definition of polo

: a game played by teams of players on horseback who use long-handled mallets to hit a wooden ball into a goal

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