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equator noun

VERB + EQUATOR cross

PREP. around the ~ Rainforests occur around the equator. | at the ~ The sun heats the sea more at the equator than at the poles. | close to/near the ~ in an area near the equator | on the ~ The lake lies exactly on the equator.

PHRASES north/south of the equator The island is just 80 miles north of the equator.