south pole

noun
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of south pole

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

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First Known Use of south pole

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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SOUTH POLE Defined for Kids

south pole

noun, often capitalized S&P

Definition of south pole for Students

1 : the most southern point of the earth : the southern end of the earth's axis
2 : the end of a magnet that points toward the south when the magnet is free to swing

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