Part of speech: noun

One of two points at which the sun crosses the equator, when the days and nights are equal; also, the time of this crossing ( about Mar. 21 and Sept. 22).

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Usage examples "equinox":

  1. In Rajputana Gauri is worshipped as the corn goddess at the Gangore festival about the time of the vernal equinox, especially by women. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
  2. Take care to say nothing of the damages we received in the affair of March last; for- ay- for the equinox was blowing heavy at the time, you know. - "The Red Rover", James Fenimore Cooper.
  3. Anything which brought him into close contact with the sea had a charm for him, even that mock combat with the waves of the autumn equinox on the flat shore of Fife. - "Robert Louis Stevenson", Margaret Moyes Black.