- Russian Sibirʾ. an extensive region in the Russian Federation in N Asia, extending from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific.
- any undesirable or isolated locale, job, etc., to which one is assigned as punishment, a mark of disfavor, or the like.
Examples from the Web for trans-siberian
He dreams of riding the Trans-Siberian Railway and visiting Alaska.Digital Nomad Andrew Evans’s Six Top Travel Tips
March 7, 2013
Harbin is on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and was the original hotbed of the disease.Peking Dust
Ellen N. La Motte
The high road, now the Trans-Siberian railway, follows this belt.
Engineering, on trans-Siberian railroad in charge of a woman, 102.Woman in Science
John Augustine Zahm
The Trans-Siberian railway and the coal resources of Siberia.
America's part in the completion of the Trans-Siberian railway.
- a vast region of Russia and N Kazakhstan: extends from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific and from the Arctic Ocean to the borders with China and Mongolia; colonized after the building of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Area: 13 807 037 sq km (5 330 896 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for trans-siberian
region in northwestern Asia, the name said to come from Sibir, ancient Tatar fortress at the confluence of the Tobol and Irtysh rivers. As a typical place of miserable banishment, it is attested from 1841. Related: Siberian.