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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 of water polo
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • Taking the water-polo ball next, pass it to given points of the tank to secure accuracy, and sprint after it each time.

    Swimming Scientifically Taught Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
  • A few units used footballs for water-polo, but this was mere luxury.

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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