Definition of intercontinental
1 : extending among continents or carried on between continents
2 : capable of traveling between continents intercontinental ballistic missile
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This month, North Korea defiantly proceeded with its first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Earlier this month, North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test capable of reaching Alaska.
Most experts say the country will be able to deliver an intercontinental ballistic missile armed with a nuclear warhead to the U.S. West Coast during President Trump’s first term in office.
Recently, the silhouette of Stanton swinging a bat appeared on the side of the Intercontinental hotel near downtown Miami.
Planned months ago, the U.S. missile defense test over the Pacific Ocean has gained significance after North Korea's July Fourth launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile heightened concerns about the threat from Pyongyang.
Whether outsiders played a decisive role in Tuesday's firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile is not publicly known.
The news of the test comes as North Korea has carried out multiple missile tests in 2017, including the July 4th launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
North Korea's Independence Day gift to Americans — a first-ever test of an intercontinental ballistic missile — was perhaps its most provocative move yet.
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Definition of intercontinental for English Language Learners
: traveling or occurring between continents
: capable of traveling from one continent to another
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