rim·​land | \ ˈrim-ˌland How to pronounce rimland (audio) \

Definition of rimland

: a region on the edge of the heartland

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Recent Examples on the Web America faces diplomatic and security crises along the rimland of the Eurasian supercontinent, from Lebanon and Syria and Yemen and Iran to a recalcitrant Pakistan, a militarized South China Sea, and nuclear brinkmanship in North Korea. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "The Bodyguards of Kim Jong-Un," 9 Sep. 2017 Rimland said buying Meadowood was a step in that direction. Lucy Berry | Lberry@al.com, AL.com, "AdCare Health Systems acquires Alabama senior facility for $5.5 million," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of rimland

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Rimland.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rimland. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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