subchaser

noun

sub·​chas·​er ˈsəb-ˌchā-sər How to pronounce subchaser (audio)
: a small maneuverable patrol or escort vessel used for antisubmarine warfare

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subchaser was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“Subchaser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subchaser. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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