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Maritime Provinces

plural noun
the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
Also called Maritimes.
Related forms
Maritimer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Maritime Provinces
Historical Examples
  • What were called the Maritime Provinces of Ceylon were ruled by the Dutch until 1796.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • Among these he dwelt at length on the shipping of the Maritime Provinces.

    George Brown

    John Lewis
  • She has been the educational center of the Maritime Provinces.

    Catastrophe and Social Change Samuel Henry Prince
  • It may well be termed one of the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

  • If you know the Maritime Provinces at all, you've heard of the Pupkins.

  • Four envoys were sent representing the three Maritime Provinces.

    History of Holland George Edmundson
  • Meeting of delegates from the Maritime Provinces in Charlottetown in 1864.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: History Ontario Ministry of Education
  • Thus the mythical land is ever elusive, and finally gets away off among the "Blue Noses" of the Canadian Maritime Provinces.

  • It raises horses, oats, eggs and potatoes, and relatively to size is the best populated of all the Maritime Provinces.

  • A period of great development ensued, especially in the Maritime Provinces.

British Dictionary definitions for Maritime Provinces

Maritime Provinces

plural noun
the Maritime Provinces, another name for the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, but often excluding Newfoundland and Labrador
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Maritime Provinces in Culture

Maritime Provinces definition

The collective name for the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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