south pole

noun

1
a
often capitalized S&P : the southernmost point of the earth
b
: the zenith of the heavens as viewed from the south terrestrial pole
2
of a magnet : the pole that points toward the south

Examples of south pole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The main reason for this is strategic long-term development, at least for world powers like China and the U.S.: Water ice deposits in lunar soil, which could be used for drinking or fuel generation, could give nations the green light for base construction near the lunar south pole. Jack Knudson, Discover Magazine, 28 June 2024 Chang’e 7 is expected to launch in 2026 to assess potential deposits of water ice on the moon’s south pole. Jack Knudson, Discover Magazine, 28 June 2024 Scientists have long been interested in studying the south pole due to the presence of water ice thought to be abundant within its craters. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 25 June 2024 China plans to send its Chang’e 7 spacecraft to the Moon’s south pole in 2026 to search for water and other resources that could potentially support long-term missions on the Moon. Justine Calma, The Verge, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for south pole 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of south pole was in the 14th century

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“South pole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/south%20pole. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

south pole

noun
1
often capitalized S&P : the southernmost point of the earth : the southern end of the earth's axis
2
: the pole of a magnet that points toward the south

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