North Pacific high

[ nawrthpuh-sif-ik hahy ]

  1. a semipermanent subtropical high in the North Pacific Ocean, centered about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) northeast of Hawaii, where it is strongest during the summer: As the North Pacific high becomes weakened and displaced toward the equator with the onset of winter, the Aleutian low becomes more dominant.

Origin of North Pacific high

First recorded in 1920–25
  • Also called Ha·wai·ian high [huh-wahy-uhn hahy, -wah-yuhn] /həˈwaɪ ən ˈhaɪ, -ˈwɑ yən/ .

Words Nearby North Pacific high Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023