sub·​ma·​ri·​ner | \ˌsəb-mə-ˈrē-nər, -ˈma-rə-nər, -ˈmer-ə-nər\

Definition of submariner 

: a member of a submarine crew

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That’s just part of the sacrifice submariners make to serve, Saenz says. Brenna Bailey, azcentral, "Trust, brotherhood and pink underwear: USS Phoenix submarine vets reflect on life at sea," 27 June 2018 The Padres’ 33-year-old Japanese submariner made a point of watching both throw before finishing his afternoon. Jeff Sanders,, "Padres' Kazuhisa Makita offering helping hand early in transition," 18 Feb. 2018 While not exactly top secret information, Submarine Cuisine is an porthole into the culinary life of a American submariners. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Food on a U.S. Submarine," 5 Jan. 2018 Because of their monotonous living conditions, submariners receive some of the best food in the military, including steak and crab legs on Sundays. Frank Vaisvilas, Lake County News-Sun, "From Grayslake to the North Pole: Lake County native describes service aboard submarine," 7 June 2018 No one’s fastball, Padres manager Andy Green surmises, rises quite like submariner Kazuhisa Makita’s. Jeff Sanders,, "A mystery to everyone, Padres' Kazuhisa Makita taking the lead in game-planning," 10 Mar. 2018 Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Navy submariner Kristian Saucier both received pardons from Trump despite a Justice Department rule requiring someone to wait five years after their conviction. Gregory Korte, USA TODAY, "A Trump pardon for boxer Jack Johnson would be just the third posthumous pardon in history," 25 Apr. 2018 The 33-year-old Japanese import is a pure submariner whose velocity tops out in the mid-80s. Jeff Sanders,, "Friar talk: The variety in the Padres' bullpen," 5 Feb. 2018 Britain has billed the exercise as an opportunity for its submariners to learn and develop skills to operate under the Arctic ice cap. Anchorage Daily News, "Russia claims first post-Soviet military training flight across Arctic to North America," 29 Mar. 2018

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1861, in the meaning defined above

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: someone who is a member of a submarine crew

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