- antarctic archipelago,
- antarctic beech,
- antarctic circle,
- antarctic circumpolar current,
- antarctic convergence
Origin of antarctic
Examples from the Web for antarctic
As forbidding as this terrain is, there is another force at work on the ocean surface – the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It?|Clive Irving|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In ‘Chasing Shackleton’, Tim Jarvis re-enacts a hundred-year-old Antarctic journey using replica gear and clothing.Polar Explorer vs. Reality TV Crew: Tim Jarvis in the Footsteps of Shackleton|Darrell Hartman|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The teams of service personnel, all of whom have physical or cognitive injuries, have walked 335km across the Antarctic Plateau.
The teams of service personnel, all of whom have physical or cognitive injuries, will race 335km across the Antarctic Plateau.Prince Harry Proves He Is The Coolest Royal As he Prepares To Walk To the South Pole|Tom Sykes|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
During a scientific expedition in the Antarctic he lost his colleagues 300 miles from safety.
Those parts of the world which lie within the Arctic and Antarctic circles.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
They lay in thousands on the low rocks that lined that entire side of the island, basking in the sun of the antarctic seas.
A grain-size of a half to one inch is perhaps commonest in Antarctic glacier-ice.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
It was September, the March of the antarctic circle, and the weather had been terrific during most of the period.
The merchant would no longer expose his cargoes to the mountainous billows and capricious gales of the Antarctic seas.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Word Origin for Antarctic
late 14c., antartyk "opposite to the north pole" (adj.), also (with capital A) "region around the South pole" (n.), from Old French antartique, from Medieval Latin antarcticus, from Greek antarktikos "opposite the north," from anti- "opposite" (see anti-) + arktikos "arctic" (see arctic). The first -c- sound ceased to be pronounced in Medieval Latin and was dropped in Old French. Modern English spelling, which restores it, dates from 17c.