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Akron

city in Ohio, founded 1825, from Greek akron "extremity, highest point, mountain peak, headland," neuter of akros "at the furthest point" (from PIE root *ak- "be sharp, rise (out) to a point, pierce"). So called for its position on high ground at the confluence of two rivers.

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Definitions of Akron

Akron (n.)
a city in northeastern Ohio; the heart of the United States rubber industry;
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