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roaring forties

noun, often capitalized R&F

Definition of ROARING FORTIES

:  a tract of ocean between roughly 40 and 50 degrees latitude south characterized by strong westerly winds and rough seas; also :  these winds

First Known Use of ROARING FORTIES

1883

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