Frigid Zone

  1. 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

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How to use Frigid Zone in a sentence

  • The upper region, called the Frigid Zone, is marked out by a circle of snow and ice.

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

  • Another parallel to this, and defining the Frigid Zone of the northern hemisphere.

  • A few hours ago we had been in the Frigid Zone among the eternal snows, and above the level of all but the hardiest plants.

    Italian Alps | Douglas William Freshfield
  • The forest opens, and I behold hills under culture—fields of hemp and flax, and the hardy cereals of the Frigid Zone.

    The Rifle Rangers | Captain Mayne Reid

British Dictionary definitions for Frigid Zone

Frigid Zone

  1. archaic the cold region inside the Arctic or Antarctic Circle where the sun's rays are very oblique

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Scientific definitions for Frigid Zone

Frigid Zone

[ frĭjĭd ]

  1. 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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