Pacific time

noun
\ pə-ˈsi-fik- How to pronounce Pacific time (audio) \

Definition of Pacific time

: the time of the eighth time zone west of Greenwich that includes the Pacific coastal region of the U.S. — see time zone illustration

First Known Use of Pacific time

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pacific time

Pacific Ocean

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