- the part of England north of the Humber estuary.
- Alaska and the Yukon territory of Canada (as a geographical and economic unit).
Examples from the Web for north country
Historical Examples of north country
Tertia ran away with a north-country drover, and hath been on the run ever since.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
As regards good Aberdeen or North-country crosses, they are rent-payers.Cattle and Cattle-breeders
There were twenty-nine souls on board, counting the North-country pilot.Heroes of the Goodwin Sands
Thomas Stanley Treanor
But the North-country dread of words, of speech that only defines and magnifies, prevailed.Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
A north-country name for whitings and other small fish, split and dried.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
- another name for North 1 (def. 1)
- the geographic region formed by Alaska, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut