Antarctic circle



an imaginary line drawn parallel to the equator, at 23° 28prime; N of the South Pole: between the South Frigid Zone and the South Temperate Zone.
Historical Examples

Weddell now made for the south, crossed the Antarctic Circle in W. long.
Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne

I know no more about the geography of the Antarctic Circle than I do of the moon.
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille

Great fields of ice and huge icebergs cover the sea in all directions and in winter extend far beyond the Antarctic Circle.
Wealth of the World’s Waste Places and Oceania
Jewett Castello Gilson

Daggett followed willingly, but not like a man who had escaped by the skin of his teeth, from wintering near the Antarctic Circle.
The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper

The first of the charts opened, the deacon saw at a glance, was that of the Antarctic Circle.
The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper

They had been south of the Antarctic Circle for sixty-three days, when they recrossed it on 4th March.
A Book of Discovery Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

What might lie below was in the Antarctic Circle of community life.
Local Color Irvin S. Cobb

In order to save her supply of coal for future use she was towed to the Antarctic Circle.
Wealth of the World’s Waste Places and Oceania
Jewett Castello Gilson

We continued cruising near the Antarctic Circle during the few short months of summer with unvaried success.
Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston

I had crossed the Antarctic Circle; I had been borne onward for an immense distance.
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille

noun
the imaginary circle around the earth, parallel to the equator, at latitude 66° 32′ S; it marks the southernmost point at which the sun appears above the level of the horizon at the winter solstice
Antarctic Circle
(ānt-ärk’tĭk)
The parallel of latitude approximately 66°33′ south. It forms the boundary between the South Temperate and South Frigid zones.

An imaginary circle around the Earth about three-quarters of the way from the equator to the South Pole.

Note: The Antarctic Circle corresponds to the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere.

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