Definition of polo in English:

polo

noun

  • [mass noun] A game of Eastern origin resembling hockey, played on horseback with a long-handled mallet.

    ‘he is teaching me to play polo’
    [as modifier] ‘a polo match’
    • ‘This, say horseballers requires more skill than polo, in which players rely on reins and a whip.’
    • ‘No one knows, not even those who are high handicap polo players know some of the things.’
    • ‘How can they be world champions at polo, play magnificent hockey, soccer and rugby?’
    • ‘Could you imagine that your sons become polo players and you can play together one day?’
    • ‘It is the only one in the world that has two golf courses and a large stadium for polo.’
    • ‘They love polo and love to share in the thrills and disappointments of tournaments.’
    • ‘The Gold Cup victory marked his triumphant return to the sport and to high goal polo.’
    • ‘Yet with just two stripes on his sleeve, he also played polo, a sport which even millionaires find a bit pricey.’
    • ‘In this interview Marcos confesses that he lives for more than simply playing polo.’
    • ‘Used mainly as cavalry horses, the walers also excelled as mounts at polo, race meetings, and gymkhanas.’
    • ‘In Addis Ababa I came across horseriders playing polo, their lives apparently unaffected by war or famine.’
    • ‘John's own interest is rugby but he is well able to appreciate a good game of polo.’
    • ‘That would have to include, fishing, shooting, polo, horseracing and many others.’
    • ‘I think this club is prepared to host the most important polo event in this country.’
    • ‘At no time did the games disintegrate into one-man shows of polo prowess.’
    • ‘Well, you don't play polo because you need that down payment on your mortgage.’
    • ‘Also I think that for the level of polo they are playing it is also a little difficult.’
    • ‘Today polo is played worldwide, with the premier nations being Argentina, England and the USA.’
    • ‘Ferry also knew Robert Thame, who has played polo with Prince Charles and his sons.’
    • ‘I like the way they play by heart, the open polo they play, and the way they ride on horseback.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Balti, ball.

Pronunciation:

polo

/ˈpəʊləʊ/