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Meaning of pato

pa•to

Pronunciation: (pä'tō Sp. pä&primnbtô), [key]
— n.
  1. an Argentine game played by two teams of four on horseback, resembling a cross between polo and basketball, using a ball with six large leather handles, the object of which is to place or throw the ball through the opponent's net that hangs from a 9 ft. (2.7 m) high pole.
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