Main meanings of Pacific slope in English

: Pacific slope1Pacific slope2

Pacific slope1

Pronunciation /pəˌsɪfɪk ˈsləʊp/

noun

  • The area of North America west of the Rocky Mountains.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Penny Cyclopaedia. From Pacific + slope.

Main meanings of Pacific slope in English

: Pacific slope1Pacific slope2

Pacific slope2

Pronunciation /pəˌsɪfɪk ˈsləʊp/

noun

slang, historical Australian, New Zealand
  • An escape across the Pacific Ocean to avoid arrest.

Origin

Early 20th century. From Pacific + slope, with pun on Pacific slope.