Definition of border state in English:

border state

Syllabification: bor·der state

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

  • 1Any of the slave states that bordered the northern free states during the US Civil War. See also Border States.
  • 1.1A US state that borders Canada or Mexico.
  • 1.2A small country that borders a larger, more powerful country or that lies between two larger countries.

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