eastern time

noun, often capitalized E

Definition of eastern time 

: the time of the fifth time zone west of Greenwich that includes the eastern U.S. — see time zone illustration

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Jordan tweeted an emoji of a smiley face wearing a cowboy hat at 11:09 p.m., nine minutes after the midnight (eastern time) free agency bell set by the NBA. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "DeAndre Jordan is joining the Mavericks (for real this time)," 30 June 2018 The national team begins its quest for Olympic gold early Sunday morning eastern time in a matchup with Finland. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "USA Women's Hockey 2018 Olympic Schedule: Full List of Games, Times," 11 Feb. 2018 The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will square off in the Super Bowl at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, eastern time. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "When time does Super Bowl start? What station? What will Charlotteans be eating?," 2 Feb. 2018 First, the most important thing to know: South Korea is 14 hours ahead of the U.S. eastern time zone, so while NBC will be live-streaming events in their NBC Sports app, there will also be nightly primetime coverage of the day's big events on NBC. Sara Gaynes Levy, Glamour, "Your Winter Olympics Primer: The Big Stories to Watch for at the 2018 Games in PyeongChang," 7 Feb. 2018 Trump tweeted similar sentiments, including thanking first responders, shortly after noon eastern time. Alana Abramson, Time, "What to Know About the Deadly Amtrak Crash in South Carolina," 4 Feb. 2018 The Senate will gavel into session at 1 p.m. eastern time (9 a.m. in Alaska). Anchorage Daily News, "Trump launches new round of attacks as government shutdown enters Day 2," 21 Jan. 2018 The full video will debut at midnight, eastern time, on Friday. Brianne Tracy, PEOPLE.com, "See the First Teaser for Taylor Swift's 'End Game' Music Video Starring Ed Sheeran and Future," 11 Jan. 2018 The last flight out of Miami was scheduled for 6 p.m. eastern time Friday, scheduled to arrive in DFW at 8:15 p.m. central time. Tom Uhler, star-telegram, "Travelers scramble to get out of Florida, catch a price break from airlines," 8 Sep. 2017

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1878, in the meaning defined above

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