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Re: "Eastern Seaboard"

Posted by ESC on August 01, 2004

In Reply to: "Eastern Seaboard" posted by Rachel on August 01, 2004

: Anyone know the origin for the term "Eastern Seaboard"?

I don't know the history. Other than it's eastern and it's a seaboard.

Dictionary.com:
seaboard
\Sea"board`\, n. [Sea + board, F. bord side.] The seashore; seacoast. --Ld. Berners.

Merriam-Webster:
Main Entry: sea.board
Pronunciation: 'sE-"bOrd, -"bord
Function: noun
: SEACOAST; also : the country bordering a seacoast
- seaboard adjective