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or chukkar

[chuhk-er] /ˈtʃʌk ər/
noun, Polo.
one of the periods of play.
Origin of chukker
1895-1900; < Hindi chakkar < Sanskrit cakra wheel Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He knew from many a chukker of polo that it meant that he was strung to the breaking point, ready to explode into action.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
Word Origin and History for chukker

also chucker, "period in a polo game," 1898, from Hindi chakkar, from Sanskrit cakra "circle, wheel" (see chakra).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for chukker



A division of a sports contest; canto, stanza

[Sports; fr a division of a polo game, fr Hindi cakkar, ''circular running course'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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