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a sandy peninsula in SE Massachusetts between Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean: many resort towns.
a style of cottage developed mainly on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the 18th and early 19th centuries, typically a rectangular one- or one-and-a-half story wooden cottage covered by a gable roof and having a central chimney.

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Cape Cod

noun

a long sandy peninsula in SE Massachusetts, between Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic
Also called: Cape Cod cottage a one-storey cottage of timber construction with a simple gable roof and a large central chimney: originated on Cape Cod in the 18th century
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for Cape Cod

Cape Cod

Resort area on the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts. Its fishhook shape is easily recognized on a map.

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