water polo


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

Examples of water polo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, unlike water polo, its unfamiliarity includes excitement. Terah Bennett, oregonlive, 7 Aug. 2022 The council directed staff to design a pool deep and large enough to host high school swim meets, water polo matches and other events, said Mayor Paul McNamara. Joe Tash, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Aug. 2022 Ava Knepper of Laguna Beach scored six goals to help the USA Women’s Youth national team win the Pan American Junior water polo championship in Indiana over Canada 17-4. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2022 Some of the minor sports would likely have to do more traveling and play in affiliate conferences for some sports such as water polo which already competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 6 July 2022 The pool has also been good for UCLA with a total of 17 NCAA water polo championships, including five in succession by the women from 2005-09. Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY, 30 June 2022 His skills in the water earned him a scholarship to swim and play water polo at a top suburban private school, which meant waking at 5 a.m. to be in the water by 6:30 a.m. three days a week. Emily Bobrow, WSJ, 24 June 2022 Both repeated as Sun Sentinel water polo players of the year. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 18 June 2022 Water polo Lake Nona junior leads girls water polo Orlando All-Area team. Roger Simmons, Orlando Sentinel, 18 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of water polo

1873, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

11 Aug 2022

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“Water polo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20polo. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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