from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The southeast part of the Salish Sea in western Washington, extending south from the Strait of Juan de Fuca through Admiralty Inlet. The cities of Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia are along its shores.

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  • noun an inlet of the North Pacific in northwestern Washington State


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  • This particular gumweed is sometimes called Puget Sound gumweed, a reference to its distribution.

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  • It explains how, perhaps 25 times a year, an air mass is split by the Olympic Mountains, then reconnects over Puget Sound somewhere between north Seattle and Everett in what is called the Puget Sound convergence zone, an area that can then be rainy even though the sun shines brightly just 15 miles to the south.

    Predicting The Weather | Seattle Metblogs

  • Puget Sound, which is to the West what the Gulf of St. Lawrence is to the East.

    Vikings of the Pacific The Adventures of the Explorers who Came from the West, Eastward

  • • With fall in the air that means the chum salmon are starting to migrate back to Kennedy Creek in southern Puget Sound.

    The Seattle Times

  • In 2004-2005, CoML and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation funded a large-scale study in the Salish Sea region, the large, dilute, estuarial inland sea that includes what is now called Puget Sound, the Strait of Georgia, and other water, including the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which connects the Georgia-Puget Basin to the Pacific.

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  • They could be a sign of pollution and a risk to the killer whale population in Puget Sound, which is apparently in decline. - Local News

  • How a complex system such as Puget Sound, with its differing depths and circulation patterns can be best managed for water quality is something scientists are still working to figure out.

    All Today's News - Sightline Daily

  • Webber said he envisions a time when the name Salish Sea is common knowledge, though people around Puget Sound would still speak of Puget Sound as well.

    The Seattle Times

  • Boeing spokesman Tim Neale said Thursday that the union now wanted Boeing to guarantee work for union facilities, including a commitment to place its next new program and related supply chain in Washington's Puget Sound region, where the bulk of the Boeing's Machinists union employees are located.

    Boeing Rejects Union on Plant

  • The talks broke down because the union wanted, among other things, a seat on Boeing's board and a promise that Boeing would build all future airplanes in Puget Sound.

    The Death of Right to Work


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