down east

adverb, often capitalized D&E
Updated on: 18 Mar 2018

Definition of down east

: in or into the northeast coastal section of the U.S. and parts of the Maritime Provinces of Canada; specifically : in or into coastal Maine

down east

adjective, often capitalized D&E

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