Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A short, ankle-length boot having two or three pairs of eyelets.

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  • n. A chukker

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
  • n. a shoe that comes up to the ankle and is laced through two or three pairs of eyelets; often made of suede

Etymologies

Alteration of chukker (so called because polo players wear a similar boot).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • A chukka is a seven-and-a-half-minute period of play, which is generally agreed to be about the right amount of time for a pony to be galloping around - although real pros often change pony several times within a chukka, leaping nimbly from saddle to saddle without touching the ground.

    Life and style | guardian.co.uk

  • * For the uninitiated, a chukka is a period of play in polo, lasting just seven minutes so the ponies don't get too tired.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Since World War II, the men's chukka boot has struck the perfect balance between business and casual .

    Riding High

  • "For us, the height is really what dictates whether it's a chukka or not," said the brand's vice president of manufacturing, Kevin Shorey.

    Riding High

  • In 1949, when British veteran Nathan Clark, of Clarks shoes, started selling suede, crepe-soled boots based on the ones his fellow officers had been custom-ordering in Cairo's Khan-el-Khalili bazaar, the modern chukka was born.

    Riding High

  • Like its cousin, the desert boot, the chukka has gotten a boost lately from other trends.

    Riding High

  • "We bought lime green chukka boots from Heschung," a French brand.

    Spring Shoes for Men Step Brightly

  • Harry had just played a chukka in the second half of the charity match at Coworth Park in Berkshire when he realised that his ten-year old pony, Drizzle, was struggling.

    Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » Blog Archive » Prince William & Prince Harry Suffer A Tragic Loss

  • Bhaiya, meanwhile, sent self-pitying letters from near Delhi where he was undergoing military training of his own trials in a world that he found ‘frightfully Poona: chukka, pukka, whisky soda and tiffin: still, I exist.’

    Chaplin’s Girl

  • When casual in khakis, he wears chukka boots, which are ankle-height and often made of suede.

    The Fine Points of Rugged Work Boots

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