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Definition of the forty-ninth parallel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the forty-ninth parallel

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the line on a map that is 49° north of the equator, thought of as forming the border between western Canada and the US Most of these companies also operate above the forty-ninth parallel.
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