trans·​at·​lan·​tic | \ ˌtran(t)s-ət-ˈlan-tik How to pronounce transatlantic (audio) , 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

Examples of transatlantic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, the vessel touts a transatlantic range of 3,500 nautical miles. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 4 Aug. 2022 Fitzgerald pointed out his team is taking a transatlantic one to open this upcoming season as Northwestern and Nebraska meet in Ireland next month. Joey Kaufman, USA TODAY, 29 July 2022 The teen's father, who is a transatlantic sailor, was quickly on board with the concept. Abigail Adams,, 27 July 2022 Installing a transatlantic cable takes two to three years and about two hundred million dollars, according to Nigel Bayliff, the C.E.O. of the cable operations firm Aqua Comms. Jeffrey Marlow, The New Yorker, 26 July 2022 Our family is already looking forward to returning to Santa Ana to improve on our inaugural visit and wage a transatlantic ninja war against strangers. Wesley Lapointe, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2022 Cal Currier, 16, embarked on his solo transatlantic sailing trip on June 27. Globe Staff,, 18 July 2022 Over the past months, Eastern European politicians have strengthened ties with Taiwan and called for tougher sanctions against Russia, all the while showing ever greater attachment to the transatlantic relationship. Cristian Gherasim, CNN, 17 June 2022 It’s not simply about rebuilding the old transatlantic relationship. Lenora Chu, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of transatlantic

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Transatlantic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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trans·​at·​lan·​tic | \ ˌtran-zət-ˈlan-tik How to pronounce transatlantic (audio) \

Kids Definition of transatlantic

: crossing or being beyond the Atlantic Ocean

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