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also chuk·kar  (chŭk′ər)
One of the periods of play, lasting 7 1/2 minutes, in a polo match.

[Hindi cakkar, circle, turn, from Sanskrit cakram; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]


or chuk•kar

(ˈtʃʌk ər)

one of the periods of play in polo.
[1895–1900; < Hindi chakkar < Skt cakra wheel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chukker - (polo) one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided
polo - a game similar to field hockey but played on horseback using long-handled mallets and a wooden ball
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
period of play, playing period, play - (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
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