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[out-uh v-steyt] /ˈaʊt əvˈsteɪt/
of, relating to, or from another state of the U.S.:
a car with an out-of-state license plate; out-of-state vacationers.
Origin of out-of-state
1930-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The first car was a 1959 Oldsmobile, blue and white station wagon with out-of-state license.

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • We saw some passenger cars with out-of-state licenses and gave them wide clearances.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • September rolled in, the streets emptied of school-aged children and the out-of-state car licenses diminished to a trickle.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith

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