from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to both the east and west coasts of the United States, as:
- adj. Traveling frequently between coasts as part of a business or living arrangement: "the early generation of bicoastal airline commuters” ( Elizabeth Mehren).
- adj. Located or developed chiefly along the two coasts: a bicoastal economy.
- adj. Coast-to-coast: bicoastal telephone calls.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or concentrated on two coasts, often specifically the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America.
- n. A person who lives near two coasts.
And those of us who are old enough to remember what the economy was like in the 1970s and the long gas lines, what it was like in the 1980s when we had the so-called bicoastal economy and my state and Senator Harkin's state had double-digit unemployment in county after country --
The food stamp program, because it goes to people in need, worked very well in the 1980s when, first of all, we had the so-called bicoastal economy.
Once largely a bicoastal trend, tricked-out food trucks are rolling into Indy, steering stepped-up street food and gourmet-fusion fare onto our plates.
The bicoastal bashes, which will feature barbeque meals at his Lake Winnipesaukee residence near Wolfeboro, N.H., and at his ocean-front property in La Jolla, Calif., are part of the campaign's effort to reward big fundraisers who have joined its "Medalist Program."
Even Ms. Hook, who lives in Washington, D.C., has kept her 212 (New York) and 415 (San Francisco) phone numbers, saying a bicoastal identity is much more appealing than a number that screams that she works in the nation's capital.
And in December, besides closing out the bicentennial of Chopin with French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, they launch the music, arts and culture of Japan Festival, the second in a bicoastal partnership with the Philharmonic Society of Orange County at Segerstrom Hall and with the participation of venues all across NY and nationwide.
America's men and women at arms will attack continental United States in a bicoastal offensive instead.
Although Rahall voted against cap & trade, he did so only after sitting at the bargaining table with Nancy Pelosi, Ed Markey, Henry Waxman, and the other bicoastal tree huggers, rather than leading the opposition to the bill.
JAI KENDALL is the corporate pastry chef at Rosa Mexicano, a bicoastal chain of Mexican restaurants.
These awards are much like the casting directors who receive them: bicoastal.