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Arctic Ocean

noun
1.
an ocean N of North America, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. About 5,540,000 sq. mi. (14,350,000 sq. km).
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  • A brilliant remembrance of the Arctic Ocean is the pride of the Swedes.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • The plain seemed as lonely and as unlighted as the Arctic Ocean.

    A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland
  • These enormous creatures are the elephants of the Arctic Ocean.

    The World of Ice R.M. Ballantyne
  • They worked through the Strait and headed into the Arctic Ocean.

    A Man to His Mate J. Allan Dunn
  • Most of the Arctic Ocean's icy waves break on treeless shores.

  • Because they come from the Arctic Ocean, over vast areas of ice and snow.

    The Reason Why Anonymous
  • She may not like the Arctic Ocean or she may expect you to fight.

    The Second Fiddle Phyllis Bottome
  • They nest abundantly along the coast and islands of the Arctic Ocean.

    The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
British Dictionary definitions for Arctic Ocean

Arctic Ocean

noun
1.
the ocean surrounding the North Pole, north of the Arctic Circle. Area: about 14 100 000 sq km (5 440 000 sq miles)
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Arctic Ocean in Culture

Arctic Ocean definition


The cold, ice-covered waters surrounding the North Pole, located entirely within the Arctic Circle. It contains the northernmost islands of Canada, Norway, and Russia.

Note: Most of the Arctic Ocean is covered by solid ice, ice floes, and icebergs.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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