a former British territory in W Africa; now a part of Ghana.
a wealthy residential area along a shore, as in Florida between Miami and Palm Beach or in Chicago along the shore of Lake Michigan.
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Another Dutch chief resides at Padang, on that part of the coast of Sumatra which is called the gold-coast.
British Dictionary definitions for gold coast
the former name (until 1957) of Ghana
a line of resort towns and beaches in E Australia, extending for over 30 km (20 miles) along the SE coast of Queensland and the NE coast of New South Wales
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