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A city of west-central Washington on an arm of Puget Sound south of Seattle. Founded in the mid-1800s, it grew as a lumber processing and industrial center after the coming of the railroad in 1873.


(Placename) a port in W Washington, on Puget Sound: industrial centre. Pop: 196 790 (2003 est)


(təˈkoʊ mə)

a seaport in W Washington, on Puget Sound. 179,114.
Ta•co′man, n.
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Noun1.Tacoma - a city in west central Washington on an arm of Puget Sound to the south of SeattleTacoma - a city in west central Washington on an arm of Puget Sound to the south of Seattle
Tacoma Narrows Bridge - a suspension bridge across Puget Sound at Tacoma
Evergreen State, WA, Washington - a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
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Located just 45 minutes south of Seattle on the shores of Puget Sound, under the shadow of 14,500 foot Mount Rainier, Tacoma's many neighborhoods provide unbeatable lifestyle and access to nationally acclaimed recreational and cultural activities both in both Tacoma and Seattle.