One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A game of Eastern origin resembling field hockey, played on horseback with a long-handled mallet.
- ‘Used mainly as cavalry horses, the walers also excelled as mounts at polo, race meetings, and gymkhanas.’
- ‘This, say horseballers requires more skill than polo, in which players rely on reins and a whip.’
- ‘How can they be world champions at polo, play magnificent hockey, soccer and rugby?’
- ‘In this interview Marcos confesses that he lives for more than simply playing polo.’
- ‘Today polo is played worldwide, with the premier nations being Argentina, England and the USA.’
- ‘That would have to include, fishing, shooting, polo, horseracing and many others.’
- ‘Ferry also knew Robert Thame, who has played polo with Prince Charles and his sons.’
- ‘I think this club is prepared to host the most important polo event in this country.’
- ‘I like the way they play by heart, the open polo they play, and the way they ride on horseback.’
- ‘They love polo and love to share in the thrills and disappointments of tournaments.’
- ‘In Addis Ababa I came across horseriders playing polo, their lives apparently unaffected by war or famine.’
- ‘Yet with just two stripes on his sleeve, he also played polo, a sport which even millionaires find a bit pricey.’
- ‘The Gold Cup victory marked his triumphant return to the sport and to high goal polo.’
- ‘Also I think that for the level of polo they are playing it is also a little difficult.’
- ‘Could you imagine that your sons become polo players and you can play together one day?’
- ‘At no time did the games disintegrate into one-man shows of polo prowess.’
- ‘It is the only one in the world that has two golf courses and a large stadium for polo.’
- ‘John's own interest is rugby but he is well able to appreciate a good game of polo.’
- ‘Well, you don't play polo because you need that down payment on your mortgage.’
- ‘No one knows, not even those who are high handicap polo players know some of the things.’
Late 19th century: from Balti, ‘ball’.
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