polo

noun po·lo \ ˈpō-(ˌ)lō \

Definition of polo

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

poloist

play \ˈpō-(ˌ)lō-ist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of polo

Balti, ball


Polo

biographical name Po·lo \ ˈpō-(ˌ)lō \

Definition of Polo

Mar*co play \ˈmär-(ˌ)kō\ 1254–1324 Venetian traveler

POLO Defined for English Language Learners

polo

noun

Definition of polo for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

polo

noun po·lo \ ˈpō-lō \

Definition of polo for Students

: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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