[ trans-al-pahyn, -pin, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈæl paɪn, -pɪn, trænz- /


situated beyond the Alps, especially toward the north as viewed from Italy.
passing or extending across or through the Alps: a transalpine railway.
of, relating to, or characteristic of peoples or lands beyond the Alps.


a native or inhabitant of a country beyond the Alps.

Origin of transalpine

1580–90; < Latin trānsalpīnus across the Alps, equivalent to trāns- trans- + Alp(ēs) the Alps + -īnus -ine1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for transalpine


/ (trænzˈælpaɪn) /

adjective (prenominal)

situated in or relating to places beyond the Alps, esp from Italy
passing over the Alps


a transalpine person
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