Definition of transpontine in English:

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Pronunciation: /tranˈspänˌtīn/


1On or from the other side of an ocean, in particular the Atlantic.
Late 19th century: from trans- 'across' + Latin pontus 'sea' + -ine1
2On or from the other side of a bridge.
Mid 19th century: from trans- 'across' + Latin pons, pont- 'bridge' + -ine1
Example sentences
  • Baker was short and chunky and transpontine - he lived over the bridge in Barnes with his mum and cacti.
  • Bella recommended a transpontine restaurant for our evening rendezvous, so we took a cab across the East River from our hotel in Manhattan and met her in Queens.

Words that rhyme with transpontine


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Syllabification: trans·pon·tine

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