Definition of polo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpəʊləʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpoʊloʊ//
[uncountable] Equine sports
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a game in which two teams of players riding on horses try to hit a ball into a goal using long wooden hammers (called mallets ) see also water polo See related entries: Equine sports Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Balti, ‘ball’. Balti is the language of Baltistan, a region in the Himalayas south of K2 Culture Polo originally came from Asia and in Britain and the US is now popular mainly with rich people, including members of the British royal family.