- between or among continents; involving two or more continents: intercontinental trade.
- traveling or capable of traveling between continents: intercontinental airplanes.
Origin of intercontinental
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Examples from the Web for intercontinental
The Bush commitment was for interceptors of intercontinental ballistic missiles.Take John McCain’s Russia Advice and You Might Get Another Cold War
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It was at its height—the U.S. and the Soviet Union threatened each other with thousands of intercontinental missiles.An Olympic Détente for the 1972 Men’s Basketball Team
August 5, 2012
If Sanford hadn't been brought down by his intercontinental philandering, it would have been something else.We'll Miss Mark Sanford
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Multi-course dinners out every night at the Hilton and Intercontinental!What I Saw at the Revolution
February 11, 2009
Intercontinental, in-tėr-kon-ti-nen′tal, adj. subsisting between different continents.
The parallel progress in the intercontinental ballistic missile effort will be advanced by our plans for acceleration.
Some dust storms are intercontinental, a few may circle the 33 globe, and occasionally they may engulf entire planets.Deserts
A. S. Walker
The general plan includes both an interoceanic railroad and links in the intercontinental or north and south lines.Guatemala, the country of the future
Charles M. Pepper
Hydrogen bombs and airplanes and intercontinental ballistic missiles do not change basic principles.The Invisible Government
- relating to travel, commerce, relations, etc, between continents
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Word Origin and History for intercontinental
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