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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
1. (Polo) a game similar to hockey played on horseback using long-handled mallets (polo sticks) and a wooden ball
2. (Team Sports, other than specified) any of several similar games, such as one played on bicycles
3. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) short for water polo
4. (Clothing & Fashion)
a. a collar on a garment, worn rolled over to fit closely round the neck
b. a garment, esp a sweater, with such a collar
[C19: from Balti (dialect of Kashmir): ball, from Tibetan pulu]

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.
References in classic literature ?
The physician went to his house and made a polo club, the handle of which he hollowed out, and put in it the drug he wished to use.
This that comes next," said the barber, "is the 'Diana,' entitled the 'Second Part, by the Salamancan,' and this other has the same title, and its author is Gil Polo.
Poet and sportsman, mystic and man of this world, a great polo player, and the passionate lover of one beautiful woman whose ill-starred fate inspired Po Chu-i, the tenderest of all their singers,** Ming Huang is more to literature than to history.
That incident stopped the burglaries for a time, and the guards were reduced accordingly, and the regiment devoted itself to polo with unexpected results; for it beat by two goals to one that very terrible polo corps the Lushkar Light Horse, though the latter had four ponies apiece for a short hour's fight, as well as a native officer who played like a lambent flame across the ground.
told us of a case he was engaged in, and the Colonel talked about polo.
Colonel Sir Henry Yule, The Book of Sir Marco Polo.
If you are still keen on polo you should have a try over here.
Eternus, incorruptus, æquævus polo, Unusque et universus exemplar Dei.
He was to have gone out with the polo team, you know, to America, but broke a rib just as they were making the selection.
Reggie piped up that she could not think of letting Reggie go till after the Martha Washington Ball she was getting up for the Blind Asylum in Easter week; and her husband placidly observed that by that time he would have to be practising for the International Polo match.
He's never touched a polo stick in his life, knows nothing about cricket, is indifferent to games, and doesn't even understand the meaning of the word Sportsman.
In the center was a mahogany table, covered with books, and smokers' implements; the walls were decorated with college trophies and colors--flags, posters, photographs and knickknacks--tennis rackets, canoe paddles, golf clubs, and polo sticks.