north pole

noun
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

Definition of north pole

1 a often capitalized N&P : the northernmost point of the earth; broadly : the corresponding point of a celestial body (such as a planet)
b : the zenith of the heavens as viewed from the north terrestrial pole
2 of a magnet : the pole that points toward the north when the magnet is freely suspended

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First Known Use of north pole

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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north pole

noun

Definition of north pole for Students

1 often capitalized N&P : the most northern point of the earth : the northern end of the earth's axis
2 : the end of a magnet that points toward the north when the magnet is free to swing

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