- (n.) A game of ball of Eastern origin, resembling hockey, with the players on horseback.
- (n.) A similar game played on the ice, or on a prepared floor, by players wearing skates.
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Definition for: LOOP
- (n.) A mass of iron in a pasty condition gathered into a ball for the tilt hammer or rolls.
- (n.) A fold or doubling of a thread, cord, rope, etc., through which another thread, cord, etc., can be passed, or which a hook can be hooked into; an eye, as of metal; a staple; a noose; a bight.
- (n.) A small, narrow opening; a loophole.
- (n.) A curve of any kind in the form of a loop.
- (n.) A wire forming part of a main circuit and returning to the point from which it starts.
- (n.) The portion of a vibrating string, air column, etc., between two nodes; -- called also ventral segment.
- (v. t.) To make a loop of or in; to fasten with a loop or loops; -- often with up; as, to loop a string; to loop up a curtain.
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- (n.) A small and rather deep collection of (usually) fresh water, as one supplied by a spring, or occurring in the course of a stream; a reservoir for water; as, the pools of Solomon.
- (n.) A small body of standing or stagnant water; a puddle.
- (n.) The stake played for in certain games of cards, billiards, etc.; an aggregated stake to which each player has contributed a snare; also, the receptacle for the stakes.
- (n.) A game at billiards, in which each of the players stakes a certain sum, the winner taking the whole; also, in public billiard rooms, a game in which the loser pays the entrance fee for all who engage in the game; a game of skill in pocketing the balls on a pool table.
- (n.) In rifle shooting, a contest in which each competitor pays a certain sum for every shot he makes, the net proceeds being divided among the winners.
- (n.) Any gambling or commercial venture in which several persons join.
- (n.) A combination of persons contributing money to be used for the purpose of increasing or depressing the market price of stocks, grain, or other commodities; also, the aggregate of the sums so contributed; as, the pool took all the wheat offered below the limit; he put $10,000 into the pool.
- (n.) A mutual arrangement between competing lines, by which the receipts of all are aggregated, and then distributed pro rata according to agreement.
- (n.) An aggregation of properties or rights, belonging to different people in a community, in a common fund, to be charged with common liabilities.
- (v. t.) To put together; to contribute to a common fund, on the basis of a mutual division of profits or losses; to make a common interest of; as, the companies pooled their traffic.
- (v. i.) To combine or contribute with others, as for a commercial, speculative, or gambling transaction.