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[trans-uh t-lan-tik, tranz-] /ˌtræns ətˈlæn tɪk, ˌtrænz-/
crossing or reaching across the Atlantic:
a transatlantic liner.
situated beyond the Atlantic.
Origin of transatlantic
1770-80; trans- + Atlantic
Related forms
transatlantically, adverb Unabridged
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  • To get from one to the other might mean a coasting voyage hardly less tedious than the transatlantic crossing.
  • Until the transatlantic cable was laid it took weeks for communication to cross the ocean.
  • The flies probably traveled aboard ships using the transatlantic trade routes during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • But that multipolar dynamic actually makes transatlantic cooperation more, not less, important.
  • The trip takes a couple of years, so bergs don't become a menace to transatlantic shipping until their third summer.
  • One evening he rowed her out to where a big transatlantic plane was anchored.
  • He didn't think much of the other transatlantic flyers, and let them know it.
  • All the late transatlantic steamships arrived yesterday.
  • It was explained to her that even trophy wives didn't wear gowns on eight-hour transatlantic flights.
  • Rulers in both centimeters and inches make life easier for transatlantic tinkerers.
British Dictionary definitions for transatlantic


on or from the other side of the Atlantic
crossing the Atlantic
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