WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
down East, 
  1. Place Namesin, to, or into New England.
  2. Place NamesNew England.
  3. Place Namesin, to, or into the state of Maine.
  4. Place Namesthe state of Maine.
  5. Canada, British Terms
    • in, to, or into the Maritime Provinces.
    • Canadathe Maritime Provinces.
  • 1810–20, American.

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