Marco Polo

[ mahr-koh poh-loh ]
/ ˈmɑr koʊ ˈpoʊ loʊ /



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Definition for marco polo (2 of 2)

[ poh-loh ]
/ ˈpoʊ loʊ /


Mar·co [mahr-koh] /ˈmɑr koʊ/,c1254–1324, Venetian traveler. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for marco polo (1 of 3)

Marco Polo
/ (ˈmɑːkəʊ ˈpəʊləʊ) /


See Polo

British Dictionary definitions for marco polo (2 of 3)

/ (ˈpəʊləʊ) /


a game similar to hockey played on horseback using long-handled mallets (polo sticks) and a wooden ball
any of several similar games, such as one played on bicycles
short for water polo
Also called: polo neck
  1. a collar on a garment, worn rolled over to fit closely round the neck
  2. a garment, esp a sweater, with such a collar

Word Origin for polo

C19: from Balti (dialect of Kashmir): ball, from Tibetan pulu

British Dictionary definitions for marco polo (3 of 3)

/ (ˈpəʊləʊ) /


Marco (ˈmɑːkəʊ). 1254–1324, Venetian merchant, famous for his account of his travels in Asia. After travelling overland to China (1271–75), he spent 17 years serving Kublai Khan before returning to Venice by sea (1292–95)
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