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A structure on a river steamboat containing the pilothouse and the officers' quarters.

[After Texas (from the fact that steamboat cabins were named after states and the officers' quarters were the largest).]


 (tĕk′səs) Abbr. TX or Tex.
A state of the south-central United States. It was admitted as the 28th state in 1845. Explored by the Spanish in the 1500s and 1600s, the region became a province of Mexico in the early 1800s. Texans won their independence in 1836 after a gallant but losing stand at the Alamo in February and a defeat of Santa Anna's forces at the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21). Denied admission as a state by antislavery forces in the US Congress, the leaders of Texas formed an independent republic that lasted until 1845. Austin is the capital.

Tex′an adj. & n.


(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Texas
(Placename) of or relating to Texas or its inhabitants
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Texan - a native or resident of TexasTexan - a native or resident of Texas  
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
Adj.1.Texan - of or relating to or characteristic of Texas or its residents


A. ADJtejano
B. Ntejano/a m/f


nTexaner(in) m(f)
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So, scarcely was the decision known, when the Texan and Floridan deputies arrived at Baltimore in an incredibly short space of time.
This decision, on being made known, utterly crushed the Texan deputies.
She might have added besides: "On an Australian upland or Texan plain, who is to know or care about my misfortunes, or to reproach me or you?
Harkey, a long, lank Texan, was unusually friendly for one with a saturnine disposition, and, as long as his theory that gold grew was not challenged, was quite companionable.
The prevailing belief was that she had been purposely left by a party of Texans, whose canvas-covered wagon, late in the day, had crossed the ferry that Coton Mais kept, just below the plantation.
Good Night Little Texan" is a beautiful bedtime story for little Texans, filled with colored, slanted silhouetted pictures of wondrous Texas scenes, set to a rhyming lullaby song verse that gently lulls a little Texan to dreamy sleep.
When one things of a Texan, they think of a big white guy with both a cowboy hat and belt buckle much larger than they should be--but "Asian Texans: Our Histories and Our Lives" is here to point out a forgotten set of people--the Asian Americans who also have resided there throughout history.
The first lady, the boat's sponsor and a native Texan, told the crew the country will depend on them to defend democracy and freedom in the era of the global war on terrorism.
As a Texan for the first 23 years of my life, it is my birthright to say, "Howdy, y'all.
History professor Anne Bailey presents In The Saddle With The Texans: Day-By-Day With Parson's Cavalry Brigade, 1862-1865, a collection of primary sources, especially special orders, general orders, and communication between lieutenants, colonels and the like with regard to Parson's Brigade of Texan cavalry during the American Civil War.
A TEXAN walks into a pub in Ireland and bellows, "I hear you Irish are a bunch of drinkin' fools.
WHEN LYNDON JOHNSON WAS president between 1963 and 1969, the world grew familiar with the "Western White House"--the Johnson ranch on the Pedernales River west of Austin, in the heart of his beloved central Texan hill country.