Definition of Pacific slope in English:

Pacific slope

noun

  • The area of North America west of the Rocky Mountains.

noun

Australian, NZ
slang, historical
  • An escape across the Pacific Ocean to avoid arrest.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Penny Cyclopaedia. From Pacific + slope<br>early 20th century. From Pacific + slope, with pun on Pacific slope.

Pronunciation

Pacific slope

/pəˌsɪfɪk ˈsləʊp/