an·​ti-sub·​ma·​rine ˌan-tē-ˈsəb-mə-ˌrēn How to pronounce anti-submarine (audio)
variants or antisubmarine
: directed against submarines : designed or intended to destroy submarines
anti-submarine warfare

Examples of anti-submarine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gorshkov-class ships can serve multiple roles for the Russian Navy, capable of performing anything from long-range attacks to escort missions or anti-submarine warfare — duties often reserved for destroyer-class ships. Michael Wilner, Miami Herald, 6 June 2024 Along with patrolling the world's oceans, the ship's primary duties will also include anti-submarine warfare and intelligence-gathering operations. Coleby Phillips, The Arizona Republic, 27 Feb. 2024 On one shelf, a red pheasant takes wing near a pilot’s helmet from a Sikorsky Sea King helicopter, which was used primarily for anti-submarine warfare. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 The partner forces engaged in anti-submarine drills that were meant to counter threats made by North Korea a month earlier, when called on his country to be ready to launch a nuclear attack against the allies. Michael Lee, Fox News, 31 Dec. 2023 The exercises off the Philippine coast will include drills on anti-submarine, surface and air warfare as well as land phases, the release said. Brad Lendon, CNN, 3 Oct. 2023 At sea, the Swedish Navy operates five small Visby-class stealth corvettes with anti-submarine armament and RBS-15 Mk.2 anti-ship missiles (range of 43 miles). Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 3 Sep. 2023 Chinese and Russian sailors conducted anti-submarine exercises, repelled a simulated enemy air raid, conducted rescue training at sea, and practiced helicopter takeoffs and landings on the decks of warships, the Russian ministry said. Emiko Jozuka, CNN, 18 Aug. 2023 On May 28, 1958, USS Stickleback was participating in anti-submarine warfare off the coast of Oahu. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 4 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-submarine was in 1900

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“Anti-submarine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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