galactic pole

noun Astronomy.

either of the two opposite points on the celestial sphere that are farthest north and south of the Milky Way.

Nearby words

  1. galactic longitude,
  2. galactic nebula,
  3. galactic noise,
  4. galactic nucleus,
  5. galactic plane,
  6. galactic poles,
  7. galactic year,
  8. galactico,
  9. galactin,
  10. galacto-

Origin of galactic pole

First recorded in 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019