north pole

noun

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

First Known Use of north pole

14th century


NORTH POLE Defined for Kids

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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