Definition of transpontine in English:

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transpontine

Pronunciation: /transˈpɒntʌɪn/
Pronunciation: /trɑːnsˈpɒntʌɪn/ Pronunciation: /tranzˈpɒntʌɪn/ Pronunciation: /trɑːnzˈpɒntʌɪn/

adjective

dated
On or from the other side of an ocean, in particular the Atlantic as viewed from Britain; American: she approached the task with typical transpontine enthusiasm

Origin

Late 19th century: from trans- 'across' + Latin pontus 'sea' + -ine1.

Words that rhyme with transpontine

cispontine

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Line breaks: trans|pon¦tine

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