coast to coast


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coast to coast

1. From one side of the country to the other. Typically refers to the United States, which is bordered by oceans in the East and West. I've never seen the Pacific Ocean before, thanks to growing up in Boston, so I'm excited to travel coast to coast this summer.
2. Throughout the entire country. Typically refers to the United States, which is bordered by oceans in the East and West. This is not an isolated issue—it's affecting people coast to coast.
3. slang In basketball, a term used to describe an offensive play in which a player travels from one end of the court to the other to score a basket. Boy, he is quick! He went coast to coast past all five defenders.
See also: coast

coast-to-coast

from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans (in the continental U.S.A.); all the land between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (considered in either direction). My voice was once heard on a coast-to-coast radio broadcast. Our car made the coast-to-coast trip in eighty hours.
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The structure, which now has 13 sides, was entirely rebuilt in order to fully reflect Canada from coast to coast to coast.
Thales' ISS program solution will create jobs across Canada and will ensure that the ships are mission-ready, where and when they are needed, from coast to coast to coast.
They say the path should have the same prominence and national funding as the 15 existing National Trails, which include the Pennine Way and the Cleveland Way, which intersect with the Coast to Coast route.
He said: "It is my pledge that the Coast to Coast Challenge will immeasurably improve accessibility - be it for wheelchairs, families or those with other mobility issues - and that RSPB nature reserves in northern England will be exemplars of accessibility in the countryside.
Coast to Coast offers unmatched formulations and is the only natural skin care line in the US that draws all of its ingredients directly from the Australian landscape," said Nick Chadwick, co-founder and managing partner of Coast to Coast.
The Coast to Coast Express is the first day excursion from Liverpool to York, Scarborough and return.
Store manager John Weir said: "The Coast to Coast was extremely hard work but the motivation of helping such a deserving local charity kept us all going.
John spent five weeks travelling from coast to coast with the help of a grant from the Scottish Arts Council.
In ``Space Ghost Coast to Coast,'' the self-possessed host routinely neglects his real-life guests (when Goldie Hawn appeared, ``You heard her say one word in the episode: 'Tibet,' '' Willis remembers).
The network's implementation of NEC's OC-192 IP backbone links -- which represents the largest operational deployment of this service capability in the market -- forms two paths, coast to coast, across the United States.
The company's Coast America (including Coast to Coast Stores) and FOK/Trustworthy franchise and dealer stores are well-known in the retailing industry.
Customers coast to coast are turning to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber optic network and its Spirit of Service for quality products and superior customer experience.
Although the name may be new to our partners, Coast to Coast Circuits is no stranger to the industry and brings a magnitude of experience to the table.
To support the charity's coast to coast challenge, visit your local KAL sports centre or contact Julie Thompson, chair of the charity, on 07946 086779.
By working with Google, the world's largest search engine, Freedom Interactive is helping the online audiences of more than 40 Freedom Interactive web sites from coast to coast quickly find the information they want on the web.