[poh-loh] /ˈpoʊ loʊ/
a game played on horseback between two teams, each of four players, the object being to score points by driving a wooden ball into the opponents’ goal using a long-handled mallet.
any game broadly resembling this, especially .
[poh-loh] /ˈpoʊ loʊ/
[mahr-koh] /ˈmɑr koʊ/ (Show IPA), c1254–1324, Venetian traveler.
a game similar to hockey played on horseback using long-handled mallets (polo sticks) and a wooden ball
any of several similar games, such as one played on bicycles
short for water polo
Also called polo neck
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)
1872, Anglo-Indian polo, from Balti (Tibetan language of the Indus valley) polo “ball,” related to Tibetan pulu “ball.” An ancient game in south Asia, first played in England at Aldershot, 1871. Water polo is from 1876 (in early versions players sometimes paddled about on barrels or in canoes). Polo shirt (1892) originally was a kind worn by polo players.
noun 1. a double-breasted, often belted overcoat made of camel’s hair or a similar fabric.
/ˌpɒləˈkwɑːnɪ/ noun 1. a town in NE South Africa, the capital of Limpopo province: commercial and agricultural centre. Pop: 90 398 (2001) Former name Pietersburg
[pol-uh-neyz, poh-luh-] /ˌpɒl əˈneɪz, ˌpoʊ lə-/ noun 1. a slow dance of Polish origin, in triple meter, consisting chiefly of a march or promenade in couples. 2. a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, such a dance. 3. Also, polonese [pol-uh-neez, -nees, poh-luh-] /ˌpɒl əˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌpoʊ lə-/ (Show IPA). a coatlike […]
[puh-loh-nee-uh m] /pəˈloʊ ni əm/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a radioactive element discovered by Pierre and Marie Curie in 1898; Symbol: Po; atomic number: 84; atomic weight: about 210. /pəˈləʊnɪəm/ noun 1. a very rare radioactive element that occurs in trace amounts in uranium ores. The isotope polonium-210 is produced artificially and is used as a […]