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A city of western Nevada on the Truckee River near the California border. It grew with the construction of the railroad in 1868 and attracted many visitors after the state passed laws permitting gambling and simple divorce in the 1930s.


(Placename) a city in W Nevada, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada: noted as a divorce, wedding, and gambling centre by reason of its liberal laws. Pop: 193 882 (2003 est)


(ˈri noʊ)

a city in W Nevada. 155,499.
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Noun1.Reno - a city in western Nevada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada MountainsReno - a city in western Nevada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains; known for gambling casinos and easy divorce and remarriage
Battle Born State, Nevada, NV, Sagebrush State, Silver State - a state in the southwestern United States
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The train entered the State of Nevada through the Carson Valley about nine o'clock, going always northeasterly; and at midday reached Reno, where there was a delay of twenty minutes for breakfast.
Speaking of deals," he said, "reminds me of a poker game I once seen in Reno, Nevada.