arctic


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arctic \Arc"tic\, n.
   1. The arctic circle.
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   2. A warm waterproof overshoe. [U.S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arctic \Arc"tic\, a. [OE. artik, OF. artique, F. arctique, L.
   arcticus, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? a bear, also a northern
   constellation so called; akin to L. ursus bear, Skr. ?ksha.]
   Pertaining to, or situated under, the northern constellation
   called the Bear; northern; frigid; as, the arctic pole,
   circle, region, ocean; an arctic expedition, night,
   temperature.
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   Note: The arctic circle is a lesser circle, parallel to the
         equator, 23[deg] 28' from the north pole. This and the
         antarctic circle are called the polar circles, and
         between these and the poles lie the frigid zones. See
         Zone.
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