between or among continents; involving two or more continents: intercontinental trade.
traveling or capable of traveling between continents: intercontinental airplanes.
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How to use intercontinental in a sentence
A fourth team from the eight-nation competition will advance to an intercontinental playoff.USMNT enters World Cup qualifying ready to create new legacy after 2018 debacle | Steven Goff | September 2, 2021 | Washington Post
In part, that was a way for the United States to fight fires sparked by intercontinental incendiary balloons.This helpful tank-like robot fights fires, not people | Rob Verger | July 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
The region known as Concacaf will conduct an eight-team final round, with three countries advancing to the World Cup and a fourth entering an intercontinental playoff.USMNT’s World Cup qualifying schedule is set. Hazards await. | Steven Goff | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
The country’s science ministry has unveiled a plan to develop intercontinental passenger spaceships by the early 2040s.Japan Wants to Build Intercontinental Passenger Spaceships by the Early 2040s | Edd Gent | May 30, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Bartini also developed the theory of intercontinental transport of the Earth, which showed that flying just above the ground would be the best, most sustainable way for transportation on the planet.
The Bush commitment was for interceptors of intercontinental ballistic missiles.Take John McCain’s Russia Advice and You Might Get Another Cold War | Michael Tomasky | March 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In central Cairo on Wednesday, employees stood outside the destroyed entrance to the upscale intercontinental Semiramis Hotel.Return to Military Rule Sits Uneasily with Egyptians | Mike Giglio | January 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Below are a series of tweets reflecting escalating panic from the staff of the Semiramis intercontinental Hotel.Further Chaos in Egypt: Tweets Describe a Cairo Hotel's Terrifying Ordeal | Justin Green | January 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Tom McMillen | August 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cameroon President Paul Biya used the Hotel intercontinental in Geneva as an unofficial residence for years.
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
Of all such intercontinental peninsulas, Florida alone seems to have had no rôle as an intermediary.Influences of Geographic Environment | Ellen Churchill Semple
Hydrogen bombs and airplanes and intercontinental ballistic missiles do not change basic principles.The Invisible Government | Dan Smoot
intercontinental commerce must be carried on by means of deep-water vessels.Commercial Geography | Jacques W. Redway
In fact, Cadigans anti just about everything in science except intercontinental missiles.Political Application | John Victor Peterson
British Dictionary definitions for intercontinental
relating to travel, commerce, relations, etc, between continents
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