Meaning of INTERCONTINENTAL in English

INTERCONTINENTAL

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an intercontinental flight (= a flight that goes from one continent to another, for example from Europe to Asia )

Passengers on intercontinental flights can reserve seats with extra legroom.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Intercontinental trade between North and South America has increased.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Even modest-sized nuclear explosions can have effects detectable over intercontinental distances.

Geodesics on a spherical surface are the well known great circle routes which are frequently used by airlines on intercontinental flights.

Last month Putin decided to retire silo-housed intercontinental ballistic missiles as their service lives expire.

Similarly it was thought that the physical characteristics of certain plants had provided firm proof of intercontinental contact.

The deal will eliminate heavy intercontinental missiles and multiple-warhead missiles, the most devastating weapons mankind has ever devised.

The Western hemisphere would soon be in range of and vulnerable to Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles, carrying megaton warheads.

The Wyoming was carrying only nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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