in·​ter·​oce·​an·​ic ˌin-tər-ˌō-shē-ˈa-nik How to pronounce interoceanic (audio)
variants or inter-oceanic
: existing or extending between oceans
an interoceanic canal

Examples of interoceanic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Panama Canal is a channel, or interoceanic highway that connects North America and South America by water, according to the ACP. Amaris Encinas, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023 In 2014 — the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal’s completion — Nicaragua made plans for its own interoceanic linkage, which would be triple the length of Panama’s. Lucas Laursen, Discover Magazine, 26 Nov. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interoceanic was in 1817

Dictionary Entries Near interoceanic

Cite this Entry

“Interoceanic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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