Definition of Polaris in English:

Polaris

Line breaks: Po|laris
Pronunciation: /pəˈlɑːrɪs
 
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  • 1 Astronomy The Pole Star.
  • 2A type of submarine-launched ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear warheads, formerly in service with the US and British navies.

Origin

mid 19th century: from medieval Latin polaris 'heavenly', from Latin polus 'end of an axis'.

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