A view of downtown Akron, Ohio.
Akron definition by Webster's New World
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city in N Ohio: pop. 217,000
Origin: ; from Classical Greek akron, highest point: because of the city's location between two rivers
Akron definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A city of northeast Ohio south-southeast of Cleveland. Its first rubber factory was established in 1869 by B.F. Goodrich (1841-1888). In the early 20th century Akron was known as “the rubber capital of the world.” Population: 210,000.