continental United States(redirected from Contiguous states)
Related to Contiguous states: Lower 48 states
continen′tal Unit′ed States′
the states of the U.S. on the North American continent, usu. excluding Alaska; the 48 contiguous states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
continental United States
United States territory, including the adjacent territorial waters, located within North America between Canada and Mexico. Also called CONUS.