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hin·ter·land / ˈhintərˌland/ (also hin·ter·lands) • n. the often uncharted areas beyond a coastal district or a river's banks: early settlers were driven from the coastal areas into the hinterland. ∎  an area surrounding a town or port and served by it: the city had grown prosperous by exploiting its local western hinterland. ∎  the remote areas of a region: the mountain hinterland. ∎ fig. an area lying beyond what is visible or known: in the hinterland of his mind these things rose, dark and ominous.

hinterland

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hinterland XIX. — G., f. hinter behind (see HIND2) + land LAND.

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hinterland See FORELAND.

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