silent service

noun

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

Examples of silent service in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Was that scene in which Kate called Rebecca to thank her for strong, silent service also another chance to show how far their once-fraught relationship has come? Dan Snierson, EW.com, 17 Mar. 2021 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, 23 July 2019 Gamers can get a taste of the silent service October 31. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, 18 Sep. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of silent service was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Silent service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silent%20service. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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