A part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks; -- so called by sailors.
- A period of stagnation or slump.
- A period of depression or unhappy listlessness.
- A region of the ocean near the equator, characterized by calms, light winds, or squalls.
- The weather conditions characteristic of these regions of the ocean.