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Marco Polo1

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Pronunciation: /ˌmɑːkəʊ ˈpəʊləʊ
 
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( Circa 1254-circa 1324), Italian traveller. With his father and uncle he travelled to China and the court of Kublai Khan via central Asia (1271-5). He eventually returned home (1292-5) via Sumatra, India, and Persia.

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Marco Polo2

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Pronunciation: /ˌmɑːkəʊ ˈpəʊləʊ
 
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noun

[mass noun] chiefly US
A game of tag played in a swimming pool , lake, etc., in which one player, with their eyes shut or blindfolded, must attempt to locate and catch the other players by shoutingMarco’ and listening for their response of ‘Polo’: they play Marco Polo in the backyard pool
More example sentences
  • From Marco Polo to Sharks and Minnows, these are the 10 tested, tried & true pool games we all played as kids.
  • I noticed the following sign displayed prominently on its fence: "No Marco Polo allowed in this pool."
  • The game of Marco Polo, like a lot of childhood games, is both about finding a home and about catching prey.

Origin

1960s: from Marco Polo1 (the reason is unclear).

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