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Lower 48

geographical name

Definition of Lower 48

  1. the continental states of the United States excluding Alaska




LOWER 48 Defined for Kids

Lower 48

geographical name

Definition of Lower 48

  1. the continental states of the U.S. excluding Alaska




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