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  • adj. Between oceans; connecting two oceans

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Between oceans; connecting oceans

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Between oceans; extending from one ocean to another: as, interoceanic traffic; an interoceanic canal or railroad.


First attested in 1850. From inter- + oceanic. (Wiktionary)


  • MN An interoceanic route linked Veracruz with Mexico; then, after following a descending route it reached the city of Acapulco on the Pacific coast.

    The Pacific route to the Orient

  • Its interoceanic waterway would be the world's largest, but faces significant hurdles.

    Pseudoscience, law, and science

  • It was John Tyler Morgan, everyone knew, who had worked longest and hardest for congressional support for the ill-fated Maritime Canal Company, who had been the author of several canal bills, who had done more to inform the public, heard more testimony, read more, asked more questions, and had more information on the entire subject of an interoceanic passage than any figure of either party.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • He was one of the most delightful and agreeable of men if you agreed with him . . . but he was so intense on any subject in which he took an interest, particularly anything pertaining to the interoceanic canal, that he became almost vicious toward anyone who opposed him.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • In particular, Gorgas was to prepare himself for a role in building the interoceanic canal, which both men had then assumed would be in Nicaragua.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • So that to abandon that route was to abandon entirely for France the glory of cutting the interoceanic canal, and that was not to be thought of for a moment.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • It was at an international congress held under the auspices of the Societe the summer of 1875 that de Lesseps made his first public declaration of interest in an interoceanic canal.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • The congress believes that the excavation of an interoceanic canal at sea level, so desirable in the interests of commerce and navigation, is feasible; and that, in order to take advantage of the indispensable facilities for access and operation which a channel of this kind must offer above all, this canal should extend from the Gulf of Limon to the Bay of Panama.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • “An interoceanic canal . . . will be the great ocean thoroughfare between our Atlantic and our Pacific shores and virtually a part of the coastline of the United States.”

    The Path Between the Seas

  • “Sufficient is it to add that advantageous as an interoceanic canal would be to the commercial welfare of the whole world, it is doubly so for the necessities of American interests,” Selfridge was to write.

    The Path Between the Seas


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