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[trans-pon-tin, -tahyn] /trænsˈpɒn tɪn, -taɪn/
across or beyond a bridge.
on the southern side of the Thames in London.
Origin of transpontine
1835-45; trans- + Latin pont- (stem of pōns) bridge + -ine1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As the outcome of transpontine delicacy it must, however, be respected.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • He was wrestling with hideous melodrama, often described to him by patrons of Thespian art at transpontine theatres.

    Masques & Phases Robert Ross
  • Steak and onions was the strong act of a romantic drama after the very heart of this transpontine rough.

    The Crime Doctor Ernest William Hornung
  • It is here the same in the melodrama of the transpontine theatre as in the tragedies of the Greek dramatists and Shakespeare.

    Robert Louis Stevenson Alexander H. Japp
  • This transpontine restriction undoubtedly narrows the life and interests of Julfa.

  • And he strode along with the air of the heavy man in a transpontine melodrama.

  • The transpontine theatre, even the penny gaff of the New Cut, was not quite unfamiliar with the face of the poet-painter.

    Old Familiar Faces Theodore Watts-Dunton
  • He talked after a fashion of the characters in an early Victorian novel or a transpontine melodrama.

    I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
  • Thou sawest thy America, thy lifetask, and didst charge to cover like the transpontine bison.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • The arable infants seem to gravitate towards the transpontine districts south of the Thames.

    Mystic London: Charles Maurice Davies
British Dictionary definitions for transpontine


on or from the far side of a bridge
(archaic) on or from the south side of the Thames in London
Word Origin
C19: trans- + -pontine, from Latin pōns bridge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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