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Frigid Zone

either of two regions, one between the Arctic Circle and the North Pole, or one between the Antarctic Circle and the South Pole.
Origin of Frigid Zone
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Frigid Zone
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  • The whale, which lives in the ocean of the Frigid Zone, is also very useful.

    Where We Live Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
  • There was no Frigid Zone, and there may have been no excessively torrid zone.

    Illogical Geology George McCready Price
  • They are found in greater numbers in the torrid, however, than in the Frigid Zone.

    Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams
  • We seemed to have made a sudden leap from the torrid to the Frigid Zone.

    Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie
  • The upper region, called the Frigid Zone, is marked out by a circle of snow and ice.

  • It is exceedingly curious and interesting to find such a flavour of the Orient on the borders of the Frigid Zone.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • I should willingly have called upon the hospitable bruk-patron, but we were in too great a hurry to get out of the Frigid Zone.

    Northern Travel Bayard Taylor
  • It is my intention to move one of the tropics up there and transfer the Frigid Zone to the equator.

    The American Claimant Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The mines of the Gellivare iron district are probably the only iron-mines of consequence within the Frigid Zone.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • Fling them away, I'll take thee else, and hang thee In a contorted chain of icicles, In the Frigid Zone: down with them!

British Dictionary definitions for Frigid Zone

Frigid Zone

(archaic) the cold region inside the Arctic or Antarctic Circle where the sun's rays are very oblique
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Frigid Zone in Science
Frigid Zone
Either of two regions of the Earth of extreme latitude, the North Frigid Zone, extending north of the Arctic Circle, or the South Frigid Zone, extending south of the Antarctic Circle.
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