antarctic circle

noun, often capitalized A&C

Definition of antarctic circle

: the parallel of latitude that is approximately 66¹/₂ degrees south of the equator and that circumscribes the southern frigid zone

First Known Use of antarctic circle

1556, in the meaning defined above

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“Antarctic circle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antarctic%20circle. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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