Texas meaning

tĕksəs
A structure on a river steamboat containing the pilothouse and the officers' quarters.
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A structure on the hurricane deck of a river steamboat, containing the officers' quarters and having the pilothouse atop or immediately in front of it.
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(place) State of the SW U.S., on the Gulf of Mexico & the Mexican border: admitted 1845; 261,797 sq mi (678,052 sq km); cap. Austin.
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The top-most cabin deck on a steamboat.

1866: New Albany Ledger, October 6 (describing the steamboat Robert E. Lee)She has sixty one staterooms in the main cabin, twenty four extra rooms in the texas for passengers, a nursery for servants and children, and a cabin adjoining the nursery in which are staterooms for fifty passengers.

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A state of the United States of America. Capital: Austin.
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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.
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Origin of texas

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish Texas (also Tejas), from Hasinai Caddo táyshaÊ” (“friend, ally"), used to refer to the Caddo nation.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the practice of naming cabins after U.S. states, the state of Texas having been recently admitted to the Union.

    From Wiktionary