trans·​at·​lan·​tic | \ ˌtran(t)s-ət-ˈlan-tik , ˌtranz-\

Definition of transatlantic

1a : crossing or extending across the Atlantic Ocean a transatlantic cable
b : relating to or involving crossing the Atlantic Ocean transatlantic airfares
2a : situated or originating from beyond the Atlantic Ocean
b : of, relating to, or involving countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and especially the U.S. and Great Britain transatlantic cooperation

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Flying up to 70 percent faster than today’s business jets, the AS2 could save approximately three hours on a transatlantic flight. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Boeing invests in advanced supersonic business jet," 5 Feb. 2019 January 2019 marks the first transatlantic print issue of Condé Nast Traveler—and what better issue to launch with than an exhaustive list of our New York and London editors' favorite hotels, resorts, and cruise ships? Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "What It Takes to Make Our Gold List: Travelogue Podcast," 21 Dec. 2018 So, too, were Breedlove and his Spirit of America, setting the stage for a transatlantic, transonic shoot-out. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Bloodhound SSC: How do you build a car capable of 1,000mph?," 24 Nov. 2018 And just yesterday, the airline announced transatlantic flights from London to Rio de Janeiro, with fares as low as $300 one-way. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Norwegian Air's New Flights Make It Easier (and Cheaper) to Get to Europe This Summer," 28 Nov. 2018 Virgin Atlantic's recent transatlantic flight with an ethanol mixture shows the possibility of greener transportation. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Renewable Energy Will Grow Massively Across The Globe by 2023, Says IEA Report," 9 Oct. 2018 This would be my alarm clock every morning around 7 for the next three and a half weeks, sometimes accompanied by the drifting strains of an international activewear brand’s transatlantic Skype team meetings. Ellen Freeman, Curbed, "I lived in a Tokyo coworking space," 28 Sep. 2018 By contrast, the transatlantic steamship operators pampered their first-class passengers and abused the rest. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "The Miseries of Travel," 20 Sep. 2018 Meghan did bring her rescue Beagle, Guy, along for the trip, but Bogart was sadly just too old to make the transatlantic journey. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Adopted a New Labrador Retriever," 25 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of transatlantic

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of transatlantic was in 1779

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English Language Learners Definition of transatlantic

: going across the Atlantic Ocean
: located on or coming from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean
: involving people or countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean


trans·​at·​lan·​tic | \ ˌtran-zət-ˈlan-tik \

Kids Definition of transatlantic

: crossing or being beyond the Atlantic Ocean

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