crash dive

noun

Definition of crash dive

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

Other Words from crash dive

crash-dive intransitive verb

First Known Use of crash dive

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Crash dive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crash%20dive. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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