the Pacific Rim


: a group of countries that are in or next to the Pacific Ocean
used especially of Asian countries on the Pacific Ocean

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The trash comes from around the Pacific Rim, including nations in Asia and North and South America. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2023 Sea otters once ranged across the Pacific Rim, but were hunted nearly to extinction for their pelts in the 18th and 19th centuries. Byerik Stokstad,, 22 Mar. 2023

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“The Pacific Rim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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