celestial globe


: a globe depicting the celestial bodies

Examples of celestial globe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tower’s first floor opens into the National Library of the Czech Republic, with its spiraling wood columns and collection of celestial globes, a hall little changed since 1722. Alex Schechter, National Geographic, 4 Nov. 2019 Green, representing the country's abundant fields and forests, gold for the country's raw wealth and the blue celestial globe representing the night sky over Brazil. Bianca Britton, CNN, 4 May 2018 In the astronomy room, which is dominated by a 400-year-old celestial globe, visitors discover the constellations that share names with characters in the book, including Bellatrix LeStrange and Sirius Black. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of celestial globe was in 1668

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“Celestial globe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celestial%20globe. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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