Meaning of “roaring forties” in the English Dictionary

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"roaring forties" in British English

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roaring fortiesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌrɔː.rɪŋ ˈfɔː.tiz/ us /ˌrɔːr.ɪŋ ˈfɔːr.t̬iz/

the parts of the Atlantic Ocean about 40 degrees north of the Equator where there are often storms

(Definition of “roaring forties” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)