from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the periods of play, lasting 7 1/2 minutes, in a polo match.
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- n. One of the six playing periods, each of 7½ minutes, of a game of polo
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (polo) one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided
- Each period is called a chukker and lasts seven minutes.
And now, as the final "chukker" of the tournament drew to a close, it did indeed seem that the ambition of many years was on the eve of fulfilment.
It was the last day of the old year -- a brilliant Punjab December day -- and the last "chukker" of the final match for the Cup was in full progress.
But there are several missed aches that a spell chukker can¹t can¹t catch catch.
The morning is devoted to "stick and balling," or stick skills, while afternoons consist of chukker practice matches.
So how do the people who tell you the stories pronounce it -- chukker?
We have them here in Hawai'i, where they are pronounced "chukker."
But the chukker ended with the same score, 1 -- 0.
All the rest of that game until the eighth, chukker after chukker, the Rajputs managed to reverse the usual procedure, obliging the English team to wear itself out in terrific efforts to break away, tiring men and ponies in a tight scramble in which neither side could score.
"I wonder what she said to him at the end of the third chukker," Tess whispered to Dick.
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