arc·tic /ˈɑrktɪk, ˈɑrtɪk/
1. The arctic circle.
2. A warm waterproof overshoe. [U.S.]
Arc·tic a. 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.
Note: ☞ The arctic circle is a lesser circle, parallel to the equator, 23° 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.
adj 1: at or near the north pole [syn: north-polar]
2: of or relating to the Arctic; "Arctic circle"
3: extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid
waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy
hands"; "polar weather" [syn: frigid, gelid, glacial,
n 1: the regions north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North
Pole [syn: Arctic Zone, North Frigid Zone]
2: a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
[syn: galosh, golosh, rubber, gumshoe]