roaring-forties

roaring forties

noun
either of two areas in the ocean between 40° and 50° N or S latitude, noted for high winds and rough seas.

Origin:
1875–80

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Roaring Forties
 
pl n
nautical the Roaring Forties the areas of ocean between 40° and 50° latitude in the S Hemisphere, noted for gale-force winds

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