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submarine

1submarine

adjective sub·ma·rine \ˈsəb-mə-ˌrēn, ˌsəb-mə-ˈ\

: located below the surface of the water ,

Full Definition of SUBMARINE

:  underwater; especially :  undersea <submarine plants> <submarine minerals>

Examples of SUBMARINE

  1. <the submarine fossils that are to be found in coral reefs>

First Known Use of SUBMARINE

1648

Other Oceanography Terms

littoral, sound

2submarine

noun

: a ship that can operate underwater

Full Definition of SUBMARINE

1
:  something that functions or operates underwater; specifically :  a naval vessel designed to operate underwater
2
:  a large sandwich on a long split roll with any of a variety of fillings (as meatballs or cold cuts, cheese, lettuce, and tomato) —called also grinder, hero, hoagie, Italian sandwich, po'boy, sub, torpedo

Examples of SUBMARINE

  1. <always orders a roast beef submarine with the works>

First Known Use of SUBMARINE

1703

Related to SUBMARINE

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

3submarine

verb
submarinedsubmarin·ing

Definition of SUBMARINE

transitive verb
:  to attack by or as if by a submarine :  attack from beneath
intransitive verb
:  to dive or slide under something

First Known Use of SUBMARINE

1914

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