trans·​po·​lar (ˌ)tran(t)s-ˈpō-lər How to pronounce transpolar (audio)
: crossing or extending across either of the polar regions

Examples of transpolar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here, mimicking the first high-Arctic voyage, made in 1893 by Fridtjof Nansen, a Norwegian explorer, her captain fixed her into an ice floe that carried her along at about 7km/h, courtesy of an ocean current called the transpolar drift stream. The Economist, 20 June 2020 Leaving from Tromsø, Norway on September 20, the ship will position itself in the transpolar drift stream and float, trapped in ice for a year, to northern Greenland. Esther Horvath, National Geographic, 17 Sep. 2019 China is dreamy-eyed about the prospects of shipping goods from Asia to Europe across the top of Russia, with visions of transpolar shipping dominating its brand-new Arctic strategy., 8 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of transpolar was in 1850

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“Transpolar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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