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- proper n. The smallest of the five oceans of the Earth, on and around the North Pole, bordered by the three continents of Asia, Europe and North America.
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- n. ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
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It flew over the Barents Sea, the Arctic Ocean [Northern Ocean], Spitsbergen Island, Greenland and Canada — almost the route taken by Valery Pavlovich Chkalov (Russian aviator who made the first flight over the North Pole from Moscow to the United States) in 1937.
"Going to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean is not a very attractive way of committing suicide, and if any member of the crew had jinxed things, he'd damn soon have unjinxed them as soon as he realized that we weren't going to carry out trim checks in shallow water.
It was discovered in a fragment of a meteorite called the Jungersol Fall which hit the Arctic Ocean almost three centuries ago.