the civil time officially adopted for the region of the 150th meridian, which includes the states of Alaska and Hawaii; two hours behind Pacific time.
the civil time officially adopted for a country or region, usually the civil time of some specific meridian lying within the region. The standard time zones in the U.S. (Atlantic time, Eastern time, Central time, Mountain time, Pacific time, Yukon time, Alaska-Hawaii time, and Bering time) use the civil times of the 60th, 75th, 90th, 105th, 120th, 135th, 150th, and 165th meridians respectively, the difference of time between one zone and the next being exactly one hour.
the official local time of a region or country determined by the distance from Greenwich of a line of longitude passing through the area
The time in any of the 24 time zones into which the Earth’s surface is divided, usually the mean time at the central meridian of the given zone. There are four standard time zones in the contiguous continental United States: Eastern, using the 75th meridian; Central, using the 90th meridian; Mountain, using the 105th meridian; and Pacific, using the 120th meridian. Alaska Standard Time, centered on the 135th meridian, is one hour behind Pacific time, and Hawaii Standard Time, centered on the 150th meridian, is one hour behind Alaska time. See more at daylight-saving time, time zone.
- Alaska highway
a highway in NW Canada and Alaska, extending from E British Columbia to Fairbanks: built as a U.S. military supply route 1942. 1523 miles (2452 km) long. Historical Examples The Pennsylvania meadow mouse is an abundant mammal along the Alaska Highway. Mammals taken Along the Alaska Highway Rollin H. Baker noun a road extending from […]
- Alaskan king crab
- Alaska peninsula
a peninsula in SW Alaska. 500 miles (800 km) long. Historical Examples In a few cases the difference is slight, as in kidderi of Alaska Peninsula. The Grizzly Enos A. Mills noun an extension of the mainland of SW Alaska between the Pacific and the Bering Sea, ending in the Aleutian Islands. Length: about 644 […]
- Alaska pollock