frigid zone


Definition of frigid zone

: the area or region between the arctic circle and the north pole or between the antarctic circle and the south pole

Examples of frigid zone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then there is a thin transition strip of cooler water before a perpetually frigid zone takes over and stretches all the way to the lake bottom., 2 Sep. 2021 The city did open some downtown streets on Fat Tuesday to any Mardi Gras celebrants who wished to enjoy the day, but fewer than 2,000 turned out as temperatures sank into the frigid zone. al, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of frigid zone

1620, in the meaning defined above

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“Frigid zone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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