Definition of transcontinental
: extending or going across a continent a transcontinental railroad
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Lincoln seeing the need and laying the foundation for a transcontinental rail system, and Eisenhower almost a century later accomplishing the same for the nation's interstate highway system.
Gulf carriers like Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways PJSC have captured a large share of the Indian traffic on transcontinental flights.
That dynamic will be on display during Trump's second visit to Europe this week, just weeks after his first transcontinental trip opened new gaps between Washington and some longtime allies.
Sharma suggests that’s largely because of the increase of the airline’s high-end service on some transcontinental routes.
The Central Pacific railroad broke ground near Front and K streets in 1863 for the western portion of the transcontinental railroad.
Airlines also could use the new jet -- dubbed the 797 or NMA, for new mid-market airplane -- on transcontinental flights to replace aging Boeing 757 and 767 jets.
Although Tacoma scored the first transcontinental railroad to the Puget Sound area, the Northern Pacific, Seattle was already leaving the City of Destiny behind.
They were lured by promises of free land offered by a nation eager to populate and cultivate prairie newly traversed by transcontinental railroads.
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Definition of transcontinental for English Language Learners
: going across a continent
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Definition of transcontinental for Students
: crossing, extending across, or being on the farther side of a continent
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