thirtyeighth parallel

38th parallel

[thur-tee-eytth par-uh-lel, par-uh-luhl, thur-tee-eyth]
noun
the line of latitude 38 degrees North (38° N), in East Asia, which roughly marks the border between North Korea and South Korea: set by the U.S. in 1945 as a military boundary, three years before these countries were officially established.
Also, 38th Parallel.
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