rimland

noun

rim·​land ˈrim-ˌland How to pronounce rimland (audio)
: a region on the edge of the heartland

Examples of rimland in a Sentence

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, 9 Sep. 2017 Rimland said buying Meadowood was a step in that direction. Lucy Berry | Lberry@al.com, AL.com, 8 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rimland was in 1944

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“Rimland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rimland. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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