[ bahy-kohs-tl ]
/ baɪˈkoʊs tl /


occurring or existing on two coasts, or on both the east and west coasts of the U.S.: a bicoastal firm with offices in San Francisco and New York.

Origin of bicoastal

Related formsbi·coast·al·ism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bicoastal


/ (baɪˈkəʊstəl) /


relating to both the east and west coasts of the USshe had a bicoastal upbringing
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Word Origin and History for bicoastal



also bi-coastal, by 1977 in reference to the East and West coasts of the U.S. (or, specifically, New York and Los Angeles); from bi- + coastal.

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