trans·​oce·​an·​ic | \ ˌtran(t)s-ˌō-shē-ˈa-nik How to pronounce transoceanic (audio) , ˌtranz- \

Definition of transoceanic

1 : crossing or extending across the ocean a transoceanic telephone cable
2 : lying or dwelling beyond the ocean

Examples of transoceanic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Regarding range, the yard says Senses 62 is capable of transoceanic crossings. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2022 The report identified a total addressable market of 90 transoceanic routes that includes 2.25 million annual passengers and a potential for $16.5 billion in revenue. Paul Sillers, CNN, 4 Apr. 2022 COVID-19 outbreaks continue to force periodic factory shutdowns, long-haul truck drivers — and more recently, even trucks — are in short supply, and the once-reliable transoceanic shipping industry is teetering on breakdown. Don Stacom,, 15 Oct. 2021 Perhaps Virgin Galactic rockets would help passenger planes make transoceanic flights in record time. Anna Russel, The New Yorker, 3 Aug. 2021 But until laws that prohibit overland supersonic flight are changed, Boom will be limited to transoceanic routes. Fortune, 15 June 2021 Given the advantage of supersonic on transoceanic flights, long-haul, cross-oceanic carriers are naturally very excited, according to a Boom Supersonic spokesperson. Roger Sands, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Designed to seat between 65 and 88 people, Overture will focus on over 500 primarily transoceanic routes that will benefit from the aircraft's Mach-2.2 speeds -- about three times as fast as today's subsonic commercial jets. Maureen O'hare, CNN, 17 May 2021 While transoceanic sailors could determine latitude from the altitude of the sun at noon with the aid of a table giving the sun's declination for the day. Tim Bajarin, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of transoceanic

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Transoceanic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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