transpontine

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transpontine (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, or situated on the far side of a bridge.
    • 1901, Henry James, Flickerbridge:
      Other young women in Paris—fellow-members there of the little tight transpontine world of art-study—professed to know that the pair had been "several times" over so closely contracted.
  2. (theater, historical) Of or relating to the sensational melodramas presented on the south side of the Thames in the 19th century or earlier.
    Antonym: cispontine
    Such transpontine spectacles are not usually seen in our local theatre.
    • 1882, The Theatre: A Monthly Review and Magazine, page 35:
      Blood and thunder melodrama was once transpontine : it is now cispontine. It has crossed the Thames, and come over the bridges.