[trans-pon-tin, -tahyn]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for transpontine

Historical Examples of transpontine

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 for transpontine

C19: trans- + -pontine, from Latin pōns bridge
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