horse latitudeshorse latitudes
either of two belts over the oceans at c. 30°-35° north and south latitude, characterized by calms, light wind, high barometric pressure, and hot, dry weather
Origin of horse latitudessaid to be so named because horses being transported to the West Indies often would be thrown overboard from becalmed sailing vessels because of water shortages
Either of two belts of latitudes located over the oceans at about 30° to 35° north and south, having high barometric pressure, calms, and light, changeable winds.
Origin of horse latitudesPossibly from Spanish golfo de las yeguas, mares' sea.
- Alternative form of horse latitudes.