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national park

an area of scenic beauty, historical importance, or the like, owned and maintained by a national government for the use of the people.
Origin of national park
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • These were the interests, and many others, which opposed the national park.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • I am glad that the idea of a national park was a camp-fire thought.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • It became a state park in 1864, and in 1890 a national park was made around it.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • A national park is an island of safety in this riotous world.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • All campers should register at the national park Service headquarters.

    Guide to Yosemite Ansel Hall
British Dictionary definitions for national park

national park

an area of countryside for public use designated by a national government as being of notable scenic, environmental, or historical importance

National Park

a mountainous volcanic region in New Zealand, in the central North Island: ski resort
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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