polo-neck

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A polo-neck shirt

From polo (ball game where two teams of players on horseback use long-handled mallets to propel the ball along the ground and into their opponent’s goal) +‎ neck.[1]

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polo-neck (plural polo-necks)

  1. (Britain, India) A high collar covering the neck; a turtleneck.
  2. (Britain, India) A light type of shirt with such a collar; a turtleneck.

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Not to be confused with a polo shirt, also originally worn from the 1920s to play polo but having a different collar.

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