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Antarctic the land or seas at or near the South Pole; Antarctica or the Antarctic Ocean (used with "the").
antarctic of or having to do with the South Pole.
Antarctica the continent that surrounds the South Pole.
arctic (often capitalized) of or having to do with the region around the North Pole. [2/3 definitions]
Arctic Ocean the ocean that surrounds the North Pole.
aurora australis bands of light that appear in the skies at night near the South Pole; southern lights.
aurora borealis bands of light that appear in the skies at night near the North Pole; northern lights.
boom2 a long pole that stretches the bottom of a boat's sail and holds it in place. [1/2 definitions]
cross an upright line or pole with a horizontal one across it. [1/10 definitions]
crutch a support used to help injured people walk. A crutch is a pole with a padded top that rests under the arm.
fishing pole any long slender pole that is used in catching fish. A long line, often made of nylon, is loosely attached to the pole. This line has a hook attached to it on one end.
fishing rod a long thin pole with a line, hook, and often a reel that is used for catching fish.
flagpole a pole on which to hang or fly a flag.
gondola a long, narrow boat with a flat bottom and high curved ends, propelled by a person standing at the stern using a long pole. Gondolas are used for carrying passengers on the canals of Venice, Italy. [1/2 definitions]
javelin a pointed pole that looks like a spear. A javelin is thrown in an athletic contest. [1/3 definitions]
lance a weapon with a long pole and pointed metal head. [1/2 definitions]
longitude distance on the earth's surface east or west of an imaginary line on the globe that goes from the north pole to the south pole and passes through Greenwich, England. Longitude is usually measured in degrees.
magnetic pole either of two areas on the earth's surface, one near the geographic north pole and one near the geographic south pole, where the Earth's magnetic fields are strongest. A compass needle points to the magnetic north pole. [1/2 definitions]
mast1 a long upright pole that rises from the bottom of a sailboat or ship to support the sails and lines. [2 definitions]
Maypole a high pole decorated with flowers and ribbons, around which people dance to celebrate May Day.
meridian an imaginary circle around the earth that passes through the North and the South Pole, or either half of such a circle from one pole to the other. [1/2 definitions]