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 (nə-brăs′kə) Abbr. NE or Nebr.
A state of the central United States in the Great Plains. It was admitted as the 37th state in 1867. The region became part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and was made a separate territory by the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. Its present boundaries were established in 1861. Lincoln is the capital and Omaha the largest city.

Ne·bras′kan adj. & n.
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abbreviation for
(Placename) Nebraska
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In Gage County, Nebr., Sheriff Millard Gustafson recently sold out of his monthly supply of 200 e-cigarettes for the 32-prisoner jail.
and Kyle of Lincoln, Nebr.; his parents, Emil and Anna; two sisters, Sigrid (Rick) Straka and Heidi Detke, all of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and sister, Eleanor Detke of Cleveland.
I like the intricate drawings of tractors and implements, and the old-fashioned state abbreviations: Kans., Nebr. and S.