horse latitudes

plural noun

Definition of horse latitudes

: 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

First Known Use of horse latitudes

1777, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of horse latitudes was in 1777

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“Horse latitudes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horse%20latitudes. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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