water polo

noun

Definition of water polo

: a goal game similar to soccer that is played in water by teams of swimmers using a ball resembling a soccer ball

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Frazier was an assistant boys’ water polo coach at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame last season. Matt Szabo, latimes.com, "Estancia hires Matt Frazier, Amber Peters to lead aquatics program," 11 July 2018 Longtime local water polo coach Doug Peabody will receive the Legacy Award from USA Water Polo during the organization’s annual gala at the Del Mar Marriott on May 19. Glae Thien, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Local coaching veteran receives USA Water Polo accolade," 3 May 2018 The caps resemble swimmers’ or water polo caps, but bear 33 electrodes. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "A peek into the brains of autistic children may lead to better treatments," 31 Jan. 2018 Princeton was the top local team in the final water polo rankings at the no. Shelby Dermer, Cincinnati.com, "2017 Ohio All-Stars: Boys and Girls Water Polo," 17 Jan. 2018 The new pools would be deep enough so the schools could host competitive diving meets and play water polo without the players standing on the pool bottom. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Potential Hinsdale District 86 boundary change dominates public comment on school improvements," 12 June 2018 There's the former U.S. Open tennis champion Marin Cilic, a raft of current and ex-NBA players, Olympic champions in skiing, discus and the country's beloved water polo. James Ellingworth, chicagotribune.com, "Croatia 'love' their underdog status in Sunday's World Cup final," 12 July 2018 The aquatic competitions, which start July 22 and end August 10, include diving, open water swimming, synchronized swimming and water polo. Stephen Hudak, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Monster Jam, Bay Hill highlight sport-incentive requests for bed-tax money," 10 July 2018 But the Pac-12 can help its athletic departments succeed in the sport that matters most—which, unfortunately for the league, isn’t water polo. Andy Staples, SI.com, "How 'Scheduling for Success' Can Help the Pac-12 Keep Pace in the Playoff Era," 7 May 2018

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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water polo

noun

English Language Learners Definition of water polo

: a game that is played in water by two teams of swimmers who try to score by throwing a ball into a goal

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