semi·​sub·​mers·​ible | \ ˌse-mē-səb-ˈmər-sə-bəl How to pronounce semisubmersible (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semisubmersible

: being a floating deepwater drilling platform that is towed to a desired location and then partially flooded for stabilization and usually anchored

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Examples of semisubmersible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But capacity wasn’t the point: This was the first time anyone had put a multimegawatt turbine on a semisubmersible platform in the Atlantic Ocean. Judith Lewis Mernit, The Atlantic, 4 Nov. 2021 The platform pictured is a semisubmersible production facility, not a drilling platform. New York Times, 8 Jan. 2018 Psubs members have been tracking the development of the drug runners’ semisubmersible creations for years. Jim Popkin, WIRED, 29 Mar. 2011

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First Known Use of semisubmersible

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Semisubmersible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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