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- proper n. The region of North America along the Pacific coast, typically defined as the states of Washington and Oregon and the southern part of the province of British Columbia, but variously including northern California, Idaho, all of British Columbia, the Yukon territory, and the panhandle of or all of Alaska.
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- n. a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
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After retrieving his champagne-pale Samsonite suitcase and wheeling it through the automatic glass doors leading out into the bright Texas sunshine, James stood at the curb, feeling the moisture practically being sucked from his Pacific Northwest skin in the dry air.
“The Pacific Northwest was a center of so much outcry against the Reagan administration in the 1980s,” wrote Joel Connelly in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, “that conservative pundits referred to the region by a derisive nickname—the ‘left coast of America.’”
The Pacific Northwest director of NTAC stood beside him, keeping his hand warm.