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Ross Sea

[ raws see, ros ]

noun

  1. the world’s southernmost sea, a deep embayment of the Southern Ocean, extending into Antarctica south of New Zealand: nicknamed the “Last Ocean.”


Ross Sea

noun

  1. a large arm of the S Pacific in Antarctica, incorporating the Ross Ice Shelf and lying between Victoria Land and the Edward VII Peninsula


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Ross Sea1

First recorded in 1905–10; named after Sir James Ross, who visited the area in 1841

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Example Sentences

A year before our trip through Ross Sea had turned out almost like a pleasure cruise, but that was in the middle of summer.

It is very curious to find such calm weather in Ross Sea; in the two months we have been here we have hardly had a strong breeze.

The Barrier is a wall of ice, several hundred miles long, and about 100 feet high, which forms the southern boundary of Ross Sea.

Two years in succession he sailed from the Pacific into Ross Sea with two ships that had no auxiliary steam-power.

Volcanic rocks are only found along the coast of Ross Sea and on a range of islands parallel to the coast.

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