American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Standard time in the fifth time zone west of Greenwich, England, reckoned at 75° west and used, for example, in the eastern part of North America. Also called Eastern Time.
- n. The timezone that encompasses the East coast of the United States, and parts of Canada during the winter, it is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.
- n. standard time in the 5th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 75th meridian; used in the eastern United States
“On February 3, 1999, at 7 P.M. Eastern Standard Time during the Valentine’s Day season, Victoria’s Secret broadcast its fashion show live over the Internet—direct from Wall Street.”
“On June 9, 1985, at precisely 3:34 p.m., Sunday Eastern Standard Time 12:34 p.m., L.A. time in an antique sweatbox of an arena, a new history was created.”
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