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water polo

noun
1.
an aquatic game played by two teams of seven swimmers each, the object being to score goals by pushing, carrying, or passing an inflated ball and tossing it into the opponent's goal, defended by a goalkeeper.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • Swimmers, divers, and water polo teams will all compete here.
  • Lacrosse and basketball are siblings of soccer, hockey, and water polo.
  • Older kids will enjoy playing water polo, volleyball and football.
  • He was the captain of the school's varsity water polo team.
British Dictionary definitions for water polo

water polo

noun
1.
a game played in water by two teams of seven swimmers in which each side tries to throw or propel an inflated ball into the opponents' goal
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