noun U.S. Nautical.
- texas city,
- texas deck,
- texas fever,
- texas hedge,
- texas hold 'em
Origin of texas
Examples from the Web for texas
This is not making the 228,000 residents of Irving, Texas feel very relaxed.26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas|James Joiner|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This “Sixth Migration” of massive human migration to Texas is the larger story of the book, and it is a significant story.
Texas has also started to become an engine of economic growth.
Even the legendary 1980s televisions show Dallas is back on the air, selling its twenty-first century brand of Texas bravado.
Parker tells of a new Texas struggling to deal with inequality.
It might have been before—I don't know whether she got married here, or she met him in Texas.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Jus' 'fore freedom come, de new overseer am 'structed to take us to Texas and takes us to Kaufman County and we is refugees dere.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
We must once have had such a race in our cow-boys and Texas rangers—level-eyed, careless men who know no masters, only equals.Golden Lads|Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
It is very simple: Texas, wearied with the incessantly renewed exactions of Mexico, has revolted to gain its liberty.The White Scalper|Gustave Aimard
He went to Washington to plead for the tribe, and returning, left his wigwam among the Indians after a time, and went to Texas.Tenting on the Plains|Elizabeth B. Custer
Mexican province, briefly an independent nation and now a U.S. state, from Spanish Texas, Tejas, earlier pronounced "ta-shas," originally an ethnic name, from Caddo (eastern Texas Indian tribe) taysha "friends, allies," written by the Spanish as a plural. Baseball Texas-leaguer is recorded from 1905.
State in the southwestern United States bordered by Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas and Louisiana to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico to the south, and New Mexico to the west. Its capital is Austin, and its largest city is Houston.