tri-state

or tri·state

[ trahy-steyt ]

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or involving three adjoining states: a tri-state league.

  2. of, relating to, or involving the region where three states adjoin: the historic tristate mining district of southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northeast Oklahoma.

Origin of tri-state

1
First recorded in 1895–1900; tri- + state

Words Nearby tri-state

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British Dictionary definitions for tristate

tristate

/ (ˈtraɪˌsteɪt) /


adjective
  1. (of a digital computer chip) having high, low, and floating output states

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