tri·state | \ˈtrī-ˈstāt, -ˌstāt\

Definition of tristate 

: of, relating to, or consisting of three adjoining states the tristate area

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Recently, two of the larger counties in the tristate area decided not to participate in the program. Liz Robbins, New York Times, "A Lone New York Sheriff Signs Up to Aid Immigration Crackdown," 20 Mar. 2018 In the tristate area, sports betting is legal in New Jersey and Delaware. Ed Barkowitz,, "Atlantic City bookies offer odds and props for Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia," 13 July 2018 Some landlords require even more for guarantors who live outside the tristate area. Kim Velsey, New York Times, "Finding Your First Apartment," 1 June 2018 Crystal and Brian Pickard identified a number of towns that met these criteria in their search for a home in the tristate suburbs. Susan Hodara, New York Times, "Mount Kisco, N.Y.: Affordable, Walkable and Multicultural," 18 Apr. 2018 With the help of her husband and two sons, Ms. Tulman opened two restaurants (one now under a new name and ownership, the other shuttered) and ran factories that supplied pelmeni and crepes to the tristate area. New York Times, "Modern Russian Dumplings That Nod to the Past," 26 Apr. 2018 Zoom out a notch, though, and Manhattan loses its luster compared to the tony suburbs in the tristate area. Adam Manzor,, "New York City's Top Earners Still Choose Manhattan Over Brooklyn," 12 Apr. 2018 October is Pennsylvania Archaeology Month and this annual event presents the latest archaeological artifacts and site discoveries from the tristate area. Stephan Salisbury,, "China's terra-cotta warriors and 24 more great museum shows this fall," 6 Sep. 2017 After that, March moved to a nine-acre property upstate and launched the New York Firewood Company, which now supplies kindling to 75 restaurants throughout the tristate area. Julia Kramer, Bon Appetit, "Forest to Table: How the Oldest Cooking Method Became the (Literal) Hottest Trend in Restaurants," 8 June 2017

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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