Definition of transcontinental
: extending or going across a continent a transcontinental railroad
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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.
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.
Some airlines, including Delta and American, have reintroduced free food service in economy, largely on transcontinental flights.
Many airlines are already offering premium transcontinental service, including JetBlue, which last month announced expansion of its premium and highly praised Mint service.
Fliers who pay extra for Economy Plus seating will get free hot meals and a complimentary alcoholic drink on the updated transcontinental service, which starts July 1.
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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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