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 Girls’ water polo Palisades 21, Granada Hills 12: Lilli Fox scored nine goals for Palisades in a City Section Open Division semifinal. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2024 Miami Country Day water polo The Miami Country Day School girls’ varsity water polo team (8-13) was the district runner-up. Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 In girls’ water polo, Foothill won the Newport Invite title match with a 9-8 win over Newport Harbor. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 2024 According to the writer, episode three, which was not filmed but had been scripted, would have picked up with Lizzie waking up in Ethan's bed wearing his water polo shirt. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 18 Jan. 2024 Girls water polo Orange Lutheran continues to be the dominant team in girls’ water polo. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 15 Jan. 2024 Kendall Wyer Bishop’s Girls water polo Playing in the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions, the senior had nine goals, 16 assists and 11 steals as Bishop’s went 4-1. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Jan. 2024 San Diego Section boys water polo teams had a great day Tuesday, sweeping through the Division 2 Regionals and ensuring a local team will win a SoCal title. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Nov. 2023 From the San Diego Union Tribune, a story on a high school water polo player headed to USC who has overcome diabetes. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water polo was in 1873

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“Water polo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20polo. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

water polo

: a game similar to soccer that is played in water by teams of swimmers

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