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po·lo

 (pō′lō)
n.
1.
a. A game played by two teams of three or four players on horseback who are equipped with long-handled mallets for driving a small wooden ball through the opponents' goal.
b. Water polo.
2. A polo shirt.

[Balti (Tibeto-Burman language of Pakistan), ball; akin to Tibetan (Lhasa dialect) pulu.]

po′lo·ist n.

Polo

(ˈpəʊləʊ)
n
(Biography) Marco (ˈmɑːkəʊ). 1254–1324, Venetian merchant, famous for his account of his travels in Asia. After travelling overland to China (1271–75), he spent 17 years serving Kublai Khan before returning to Venice by sea (1292–95)

Polo

(ˈpəʊləʊ)
n
(Biography) Marco (ˈmɑːkəʊ). 1254–1324, Venetian merchant, famous for his account of his travels in Asia. After travelling overland to China (1271–75), he spent 17 years serving Kublai Khan before returning to Venice by sea (1292–95)

po•lo

(ˈpoʊ loʊ)

n., pl. -los.
1. a game played on horseback between two teams of four players each, who score points by driving a wooden ball into the opponents' goal with a long-handled mallet.
2. any game broadly resembling this, esp. water polo.
[1835–45; < Balti (Tibetan language of Kashmir): ball]
po′lo•ist, n.

Po•lo

(ˈpoʊ loʊ)

n.
Marco, c1254–1324, Venetian traveler.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polo - Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)Polo - Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)
2.polo - a game similar to field hockey but played on horseback using long-handled mallets and a wooden ball
field game - an outdoor game played on a field of specified dimensions
stick - a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball
chukka, chukker - (polo) one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided
Translations
بولو
pólo
polo
lovaspóló
póló
polas
polo
pólo
polo

polo

[ˈpəʊləʊ]
A. N (Sport) → polo m
B. CPD polo neck (sweater) N(jersey m de) cuello m vuelto or cisne
polo shirt Npolo m

polo

[ˈpəʊləʊ] npolo m polo player, polo ponypolo neck polo-neck
ncol m roulé
adj [jumper] → à col roulépolo player njoueur/euse m/f de polopolo pony nponey m de polopolo shirt npolo m

polo

nPolo nt

polo

[ˈpəʊləʊ] n (sport) → polo

polo

(ˈpəuləu) noun
a game like hockey, played on horseback.
ˈpolo-neck noun
(a garment especially a sweater with) a high, close-fitting part around the neck. He was wearing a polo-neck; (also adjective) a polo-neck sweater.
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