horse latitudes

plural noun

: either of two belts or regions in the neighborhood of 30° N and 30° S latitude characterized by high pressure, calms, and light variable winds

Word History

First Known Use

1777, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of horse latitudes was in 1777

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“Horse latitudes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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horse latitudes

noun plural
: either of two regions in the neighborhoods of 30° north and 30° south latitude having high pressure, calms, and light changeable winds
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