the area in the Southern Ocean south of 60° latitude to the coast of Antarctica, noted for exceptionally strong winds, huge seas and massive icebergs. Unlike in the Northern Hemisphere, there are no land masses in this southern latitude belt to slow the wind. See also: furious fifties and roaring forties.
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