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Queen Maud Land

[mawd] /mɔd/
noun
1.
a coastal region of Antarctica, S of Africa: Norwegian explorations.
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Queen Maud Land

/mɔːd/
noun
1.
the large section of Antarctica between Coats Land and Enderby Land: claimed by Norway in 1939. (Claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty of 1959)
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region of Antarctica south of Africa, extending from Coats Land (west) to Enderby Land (east) and including the Princess Martha, Princess Astrid, Princess Ragnhild, Prince Harold, and Prince Olav coasts. A barren plateau covered by an ice sheet up to 1.5 miles (2.4 km) thick, it has a mountainous coastal area where rocky peaks, exceeding 11,800 feet (3,600 m) above sea level, pierce the ice cap.

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