an Argentine game played by two teams of four on horseback, resembling a cross between polo and basketball, using a ball with six large leather handles, the object
is to place or throw
the ball through the opponent's net that hangs from a 9 feet (2.7 meters) high pole.
< American Spanish; Spanish:
duck (of obscure origin; perhaps originally a nursery word, akin to pata
leg, foot (of an animal); cf. paw1
); the game was allegedly first played with a duck in a skin or leather bag