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[tuh-koh-muh] /təˈkoʊ mə/
a seaport in W Washington, on Puget Sound.
Mount. Rainier, Mount.
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Tacoman, noun Unabridged
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  • To-day, the tourist starts from Seattle; but we left Tacoma, sailing north about the seventh of July.

  • In 1885 a private school was started at Tacoma, which lasted one year.

    The Deaf Harry Best
  • The reader will notice that several writers in referring to the mountain use some form of the name Tacoma.

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  • It is the deed of five lots in the town of Tacoma, in Washington Territory.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • All of the ace pilots of the line were called to Tacoma at various intervals to see the new planes.

  • No; the railroad has only recently been completed, and the growth of Tacoma has only just begun.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • Anton Malm, born in Sweden, came to the coast in 1870, and mingled with the first pioneers of Tacoma.

British Dictionary definitions for Tacoma


a port in W Washington, on Puget Sound: industrial centre. Pop: 196 790 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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