1. Situated on the other side of a bridge.
2. Similar to or characteristic of melodramas once performed in London theaters located south of the Thames River.


1. on or from the far side of a bridge
2. archaic on or from the south side of the Thames in London
[C19: trans- + -pontine, from Latin pōns bridge]


(trænsˈpɒn tɪn, -taɪn)

1. across or beyond a bridge.
2. on the southern side of the Thames in London.
[1835–45; trans- + Latin pont-, s. of pōns bridge + -ine1]
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In the same year, with a mixture of tongue-in-cheek and earnestness, The Drama stressed the technical superiority of transpontine theaters over the patent houses in matters spectral: " [i]n the line of melo-drama the latter are decidedly inferior," as they do not know how to produce "a fine piece of blood and spectacle.
The remaining chapters, on London crime and working-class drama in the transpontine theaters, seem much more in keeping with the expectations created by the introduction.
The Standard, in an article headlined "The Horrors of Our Walls", referred to "a revolting representation of the closing scene of a Transpontine melodrama" as the kind of poster which was particularly objectionable (Hewitt 154).
Cittinus Aurelianus Quintilius Stultus (AD 390-427) was the son of a Transpontine freedman (cf.
Transpontine Express instead of TransPennine Express Strangely, one of the most awkward place names in Kirklees - Scissett - is spelled correctly.
In the August 15 finale, played before fewer than 8,000 fans--"the smallest Giant-Dodger crowd in recent memory" (13)--the Giants staged another late-inning rally (they scored the go-ahead run in the sixth and then piled on three more in the ninth), this time against Don Drysdale, and beat the Dodgers 9-4, driving "another spike into the pennant hopes of their transpontine rivals.
The second usage, 'the district, extending beyond the bounds of the city, which is subject to the control of the municipal authority', matches the sense of 'liberties' I have offered here in connection with extramural and transpontine spaces to refer to London's jurisdiction, but specifically to the areas under its control that fell outside of its walls.
This transpontine flight is in part an allusion or reference to the migration simile of Iliad 3.
In spite of all this transpontine excitement, however, a vigorous rivalry continues to rage between the capital's swankier North side, and its poorer - but hipper - South.
Far from disappearing from the theatre, members of the working class continued to patronize East End and transpontine playhouses even late in the nineteenth century.
It is clear that initially all types of theatre from the upmarket Her Majesty's and Covent Garden to the transpontine and East End theatres were keen to feature the championship fight.
28) At the 'minor' or transpontine theatres with their mixed bills, the theatre musician had an even heavier workload.