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Tar Heel

or Tar·heel  (tär′hēl′)
A native or resident of North Carolina.

[Perhaps from the tar that was once a major product of the state.]
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Tar′ Heel`

a native or inhabitant of North Carolina (used as a nickname).
[1860–65, Amer.]
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