Tar Heel
noun Date: 1864 a native or resident of North Carolina — used as a nickname

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tar Heel — Tar Heel, NC U.S. town in North Carolina Population (2000): 70 Housing Units (2000): 36 Land area (2000): 0.225172 sq. miles (0.583192 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.225172 sq. miles (0.583192 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • Tar Heel — a native or inhabitant of North Carolina (used as a nickname). [1860 65, Amer.] * * * tar heel noun (US sl) A North Carolinian • • • Main Entry: ↑tar …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Tar Heel, NC — U.S. town in North Carolina Population (2000): 70 Housing Units (2000): 36 Land area (2000): 0.225172 sq. miles (0.583192 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.225172 sq. miles (0.583192 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Tar Heel, North Carolina — Infobox Settlement official name = Tar Heel, North Carolina settlement type = Town nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = A pasture in Tar Heel image mapsize = 250x200px map caption = Location of Tar Heel, North Carolina mapsize1 = map… …   Wikipedia

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