chukker

chukker

[chuhk-er]
noun Polo.
one of the periods of play.
Also, chukkar.


Origin:
1895–1900; < Hindi chakkar < Sanskrit cakra wheel

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chukka or (US) chukker (ˈtʃʌkə)
 
n
polo a period of continuous play, generally lasting 7½ minutes
 
[C20: from Hindi cakkar, from Sanskrit cakra wheel, circle]
 
chukker or (US) chukker
 
n
 
[C20: from Hindi cakkar, from Sanskrit cakra wheel, circle]

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chukker
"period in a polo game," 1898, from Hindi chakkar, from Skt. cakra "circle, wheel" (see chakra).
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