Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The parallel of latitude approximately 66°33′ north. It forms the boundary between the North Temperate and North Frigid zones.

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  • proper noun The line which marks approximately the southernmost place in the Northern Hemisphere where the sun does not set on the summer solstice and does not rise on the winter solstice.

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  • noun a line of latitude near but to the south of the north pole; it marks the northernmost point at which the sun is visible on the northern winter solstice and the southernmost point at which the midnight sun can be seen on the northern summer solstice

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Examples

  • Ruby called Arctic Circle and ordered tubs of fried chicken and fake mashed potatoes and about a gallon of beef gravy.

    Starting from Scratch

  • Stilton cheese, and coffee in transparent little china cups, and sugar in a silver bowl, and then cigars, -- everything of the best and purest; and as we passed from one thing to another, I became at length persuaded that the Arctic Circle was a myth, that my cruise among the icebergs was

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.

  • Wooing under the Arctic Circle was a methodical bargaining, and there was little room for sentiment.

    The Influence of Old Norse Literature on English Literature

  • Here begins a veritable forest, the greatest the earth has to show, extending with little interruption from the Ural to the neighbourhood of the Sea of Ochotsk, and from the fifty-eighth or fifty-ninth degree of latitude to far north of the Arctic Circle, that is to say, about one thousand kilometres from north to south, and perhaps four times as much from east to west.

    The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II

  • Every day the truckers risk their lives and tackling the frozen roads north of the Arctic Circle is a unique and harrowing experience, no matter who the driver is.

    Entertainment - Female First

  • Every day the truckers risk their lives and tackling the frozen roads north of the Arctic Circle is a unique and harrowing experience, no matter who the driver is.

    Entertainment - Female First

  • REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - The thawing of the Arctic Circle is a NATO issue today.

    WBAY Action 2 News

  • Every day the truckers risk their lives and tackling the frozen roads north of the Arctic Circle is a unique and harrowing experience, no matter who the driver is.

    Entertainment - Female First

  • Associated Press - January 29, 2009 3: 23 AM ET REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - The thawing of the Arctic Circle is a NATO issue today.

    WBAY Action 2 News

  • Every day the truckers risk their lives and tackling the frozen roads north of the Arctic Circle is a unique and harrowing experience, no matter who the driver is.

    Entertainment - Female First

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