[pah-toh; Spanish pah-taw] /ˈpɑ toʊ; Spanish ˈpɑ tɔ/

an Argentine game played by two teams of four on horseback, resembling a cross between polo and basketball, using a ball with six large leather handles, the object of which is to place or throw the ball through the opponent’s net that hangs from a 9 feet (2.7 meters) high pole.


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