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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The southerly section of a state in the United States.
  • adv. To, from, or in the southerly section of a state.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The southern region of certain US states, particularly Michigan, New York, and Illinois.

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down +‎ state (Wiktionary)

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