/ˈkæprəkɔn / (say 'kapruhkawn)

1. Also, Capricornus. the tenth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about 22 December; the Goat.
2. AstronomyCapricornus.
3. Also, Capricornian. a person born under the sign of Capricorn and (according to tradition) exhibiting the typical Capricornian personality traits in some degree.
4. Tropic of, a parallel of latitude on the terrestrial globe about 23½° south of the equator, being the southern boundary of the Torrid Zone.
5. a region in central eastern Qld, surrounding the Tropic of Capricorn, and extending from the coast around Rockhampton to west of the Carnarvon Ranges.
6. Cape, a narrow cape at the northern end of Curtis Island, off the central Qld coast.
7. Spirit of, a train running between Brisbane and Rockhampton, Qld; service began in 1989.
{Middle English Capricorne (replacing Old English Buccan Horn the Goat's Horn), from Latin Capricornus literally, goat-horned, translation of Greek aigokeros goat-horned; compare Akkadian suhu-massa, Sumerian suh ur.mas fish-goat}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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