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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“Horse latitudes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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