[pol-os] /ˈpɒl ɒs/
noun, plural poloi
[pol-oi] /ˈpɒl ɔɪ/ (Show IPA)
a tall, cylindrical headdress represented, especially on statutes, as worn by women in ancient Greece.
[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 .
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.
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[pol pot] /pɒl ˈpɒt/ noun 1. (Saloth Sar) 1928–98, Cambodian Khmer Rouge leader and political figure: prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Kampuchea, 1976–79. /ˈpɒl ˈpɒt/ noun 1. original name Kompong Thom. 1925–98, Cambodian Communist statesman; prime minister of Kampuchea (1976; 1977–79); his policies led to the deaths of thousands in labour camps before […]
noun 1. a short-sleeved, pullover sport shirt, usually of cotton or cottonlike knit, with a round neckband or a turnover collar. noun 1. a knitted cotton short-sleeved shirt with a collar and three-button opening at the neck noun See golf shirt
[pawl-skah] /ˈpɔl skɑ/ noun 1. Polish name of . /ˈpɔlska/ noun 1. the Polish name for Poland
[puhl-tah-vuh] /pʌlˈtɑ və/ noun 1. a city in E Ukraine, SW of Kharkov: Russian defeat of Swedes 1709. /Russian palˈtavə/ noun 1. a city in E Ukraine: scene of the victory (1709) of the Russians under Peter the Great over the Swedes under Charles XII; centre of an agricultural region. Pop: 319 000 (2005 est)