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

  • A city of west-central Washington on an arm of Puget Sound south of Seattle. A major seaport and railroad center, it is one of the chief industrial cities in the Northwest. Population: 197,000.

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  • n. a city in west central Washington on an arm of Puget Sound to the south of Seattle

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Examples

  • PAUL SAND, THE TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE: Well, Nancy, investigators are out searching a wooded area about 30 miles northeast of Tacoma.

    CNN Transcript Jul 10, 2007

  • TACOMA - Robberies, assaults and other crimes dipped in a large part of Tacoma in February after police and federal agents cracked down on several reputed members of the city's oldest - and allegedly most active - street gang.

    The Olympian Online -- YahooNews

  • TACOMA - The vandalism of a police car in Tacoma is apparently part of a protest against an Oakland, Calif., case that raised racial tensions.

    The Seattle Times

  • TACOMA - The vandalism of a police car in Tacoma is apparently part of a protest against an

    The Seattle Times

  • TACOMA - A man responsible for stealing old-growth red cedar trees - some more than 600 years old - from the Olympic National Forest is being sentenced in U.S. District Court in Tacoma.

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  • TACOMA - Tacoma police say they have tracked down a key prosecution witness in the case against a Pierce County Superior Court judge accused of harassment and patronizing a prostitute.

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  • TACOMA - Tacoma hitters went 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position and lost 4-2 to Sacramento in a Pacific Coast League game before 2,951 at Cheney Stadium Monday night.

    The Seattle Times

  • TACOMA - Brandon Morrow tossed a four-hitter and Bryan LaHair hit a two-run home run as Tacoma shut out Iowa 4-0 in a Pacific Coast League game before 7,287 at Cheney Stadium Friday night.

    The Seattle Times

  • TACOMA - An employee at Western State Hospital pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in Tacoma and was released on $50,000 bail.

    The Seattle Times

  • TACOMA -- A hearing in Pierce County Juvenile Court will determine whether 11-year-old Semaj Booker knew it was wrong to break into a Tacoma apartment in July.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

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