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Antarctic Circle

an imaginary line drawn parallel to the equator, at 23° 28prime; N of the South Pole: between the South Frigid Zone and the South Temperate Zone. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • On the 15th the Antarctic Circle was crossed on a south-westerly course.

  • What might lie below was in the Antarctic Circle of community life.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • I know no more about the geography of the Antarctic Circle than I do of the moon.

  • The first of the charts opened, the deacon saw at a glance, was that of the Antarctic Circle.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • Daggett followed willingly, but not like a man who had escaped by the skin of his teeth, from wintering near the Antarctic Circle.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • It was September, the March of the Antarctic Circle, and the weather had been terrific during most of the period.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • We continued cruising near the Antarctic Circle during the few short months of summer with unvaried success.

    Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston
  • They had been south of the Antarctic Circle for sixty-three days, when they recrossed it on 4th March.

    A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
  • Great fields of ice and huge icebergs cover the sea in all directions and in winter extend far beyond the Antarctic Circle.

  • In order to save her supply of coal for future use she was towed to the Antarctic Circle.

British Dictionary definitions for Antarctic Circle

Antarctic Circle

the imaginary circle around the earth, parallel to the equator, at latitude 66° 32′ S; it marks the southernmost point at which the sun appears above the level of the horizon at the winter solstice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Antarctic Circle in Science
Antarctic Circle
The parallel of latitude approximately 66°33' south. It forms the boundary between the South Temperate and South Frigid zones.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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Antarctic Circle in Culture

Antarctic Circle definition

An imaginary circle around the Earth about three-quarters of the way from the equator to the South Pole.

Note: The Antarctic Circle corresponds to the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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