- passing or extending across a continent: a transcontinental railroad.
- on the other, or far, side of a continent.
Origin of transcontinental
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Examples from the Web for transcontinental
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Transcontinental rail was a great idea in the 19th century, when it was actually the fastest way to get from point A to Point B.Rails Across America?
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Then there was that amazing by-product of the Civil War, the Transcontinental Railroad.
The most remarkable fact about the Transcontinental Railroad was how well Americans understood its purpose, and its benefits.
Louisville and Transcontinental was the one stock about which I did know something.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
They were seated now in the conference room of Transcontinental Airways.Islands of Space
John W Campbell
Thoughtfully the president of the great Transcontinental Lines looked at it.
It was the great Transcontinental Airways that had suffered most repeatedly.
Our transcontinental journey this evening ended at the Golden Gate.Five Hundred Dollars
Heman White Chaplin
- crossing a continent
- on or from the far side of a continent
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Word Origin and History for transcontinental
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