silent service

noun

Definition of silent service

1 : navy used with the
2 : the submarine service used with the

Examples of silent service in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Kraft did stew, always believing Slayton was fit for a mission — and more than deserving of it after his heroically silent service. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "How NASA's Chris Kraft Conducted the Symphony That Put Men on the Moon," 23 July 2019 Gamers can get a taste of the silent service October 31. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "World of Warships dives deep for new players, adding submarines to popular naval combat game," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of silent service

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

20 Jan 2021

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“Silent service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silent%20service. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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