transcontinental

[ trans-kon-tn-en-tl ]
/ ˌtræns kɒn tnˈɛn tl /

adjective

passing or extending across a continent: a transcontinental railroad.
on the other, or far, side of a continent.

Origin of transcontinental

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; trans- + continental

Related forms

trans·con·ti·nen·tal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for transcontinental

transcontinental

/ (ˌtrænzkɒntɪˈnɛntəl) /

adjective

crossing a continent
on or from the far side of a continent

Derived Forms

transcontinentally, adverb
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