sub·​ma·​ri·​ner | \ ˌsəb-mə-ˈrē-nər How to pronounce submariner (audio) , -ˈma-rə-nər, -ˈmer-ə-nər \

Definition of submariner

: a member of a submarine crew

Examples of submariner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ernest Evans, a World War II submariner renowned for his heroism fighting a much larger Japanese force. Manuel Roig-franzia, Washington Post, "How President Trump and his attorney general use each other," 15 Sep. 2020 Hollingsæter, a retired submariner, says the upward current of bubbles would push cooler water to the ocean surface, in theory robbing the hurricane of its energy. Eric Niiler, Wired, "Can a Bubble Net Stop a Hurricane? Some Norwegians Think So," 1 Sep. 2020 With the Dodgers trailing 2-0, Cody Bellinger singled off Giants starter Kevin Gausman with one out and Justin Turner followed with a single off submariner Tyler Rogers (3-3) in the seventh. Beth Harris, Star Tribune, "Pollock, Betts launch 3-run homers, Dodgers beat Giants 6-2," 9 Aug. 2020 Remember, no closer was ever named, but lefty Tony Watson, and submariner Tyler Rogers, among others, figure to share the late-inning duties. John Shea,, "5 questions for Giants camp: Top prospects on fast track? Who’s the DH?," 27 June 2020 For submariners, the return to land could be a shock. John Leicester, USA TODAY, "As nations grapple with coronavirus, submariners might have no idea a pandemic is going on," 31 Mar. 2020 Tyler — and most Giants-watchers — expected the submariner to get a September call-up in 2018 after an Triple-A All-Star season that yielded a 2.13 ERA in 51 games. Henry Schulman,, "Coronavirus shutdown costs Giants’ Tyler Rogers a chance to face twin brother," 1 May 2020 But one group that could especially use this new quantum communications technology: nuclear submariners. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Quantum Communication Could Make U.S. Subs Even More Deadly," 22 Apr. 2020 Not all of the submariners from that early generation learned the counterintuitive undersea physics required to execute a daring escape, however. Rachel Lance, Wired, "How to Escape From a Sunken Submarine," 7 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of submariner

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Submariner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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: someone who is a member of a submarine crew

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