crash dive

noun

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

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crash dive was in 1918

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“Crash dive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crash%20dive. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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