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galactic pole

noun, Astronomy
1.
either of the two opposite points on the celestial sphere that are farthest north and south of the Milky Way.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for galactic poles

galactic poles

plural noun
1.
the two points on the celestial sphere, diametrically opposite each other, that can be joined by an imaginary line perpendicular to the galactic plane
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