water polo

a game played in a swimming pool by two teams of swimmers who try to throw an inflated ball into the opponents' goal
Hypernyms: ↑athletic game

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noun [noncount]
: a game that is played in water by two teams of swimmers who try to score by throwing a ball into a goal

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ˈwater polo [water polo] noun uncountable
a game played by two teams of people swimming in a swimming pool. Players try to throw a ball into the other team's goal.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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