crash dive


Definition of crash dive

: a dive made by a submarine in the least possible time

Other Words from crash dive

crash-dive intransitive verb

Examples of crash dive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the morning, a plane was sighted; an immediate crash dive was ordered, but the ship did not descend far enough, fast enough. CBS News, 16 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of crash dive

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Crash dive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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