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

  • n. A water sport with two teams of swimmers each of which tries to pass a ball into the other's goal.

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  • n. A water sport consisting of two teams of swimmers who have to throw the ball into the opponents goal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a game played in a swimming pool by two teams of swimmers who try to throw an inflated ball into the opponents' goal


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  • After a bit I handed her over to Charlie to dry, and played water polo (of sorts) with Peter and Chris, and after twenty minutes of that decided that even Evan Pentelow was a lesser task master.


  • At school he'd been on a team that played a water polo match against St. Mary's Hospital.

    Futures Imperfect


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