arctic ocean

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Arctic Ocean definition


The cold, ice-covered waters surrounding the North Pole, located entirely within the Arctic Circle. It contains the northernmost islands of Canada, Norway, and Russia.

Note: Most of the Arctic Ocean is covered by solid ice, ice floes, and icebergs.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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