magnetic pole

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

magnetic pole

noun

: an area near either the North or South Pole of the Earth toward which the needle of a compass points

: either one of the two ends of a magnet

Full Definition of MAGNETIC POLE

1
:  either of two small regions which are located respectively in the polar areas of the northern and southern hemispheres and toward which a compass needle points from any direction throughout adjacent regions; also :  either of two comparable regions on a celestial body
2
:  either of the poles of a magnet

First Known Use of MAGNETIC POLE

1701

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