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 Through his work in undersea exploration, Mr. Taylor was introduced to Don Walsh, a former Navy submariner who, as a lieutenant in 1960, reached the deepest point of any ocean on Earth, in the Mariana Trench near Guam. John Ismay, New York Times, "Navy Submarine, Missing for 75 Years, Is Found Off Okinawa," 10 Nov. 2019 Among those who have made a solid impression, even in a small sample, are submariner Tyler Rogers, hard-throwing Sam Coonrod and Jandel Gustave, and lefty Fernando Abad, who can leave as a free agent. Henry Schulman,, "Giants used 29 relievers this year, getting jump on building 2020 bullpen," 19 Sep. 2019 Eugene Cash, Navy captain Eugene Cash, 88, a Navy submariner who retired as a captain in 1981 after 32 years of military service, died July 22 at a hospital in Alexandria, Va. Benjamin Gordon, Washington Post, "Community deaths," 25 Aug. 2019 At that point, submariners enter what oceanographers call the Hadal Zone, derived from Hades – the Ancient Greek underworld. The Economist, "The last of the great explorers," 6 Sep. 2019 The 28-year-old submariner pitched the team’s only perfect inning, getting three groundballs without throwing a pitch faster than 83 mph. Henry Schulman,, "Giants fall six games below .500 at home after another low-octane defeat," 27 Aug. 2019 The Giants filled his spot by selecting the contract of righty Tyler Rogers, a submariner who has spent parts or all of four seasons with Sacramento and will make his big-league debut at 28. Henry Schulman,, "Giants promote top infield prospect Mauricio Dubon, cut Scooter Gennett," 27 Aug. 2019 Jack's grandfather, John S. McCain Jr., earned a Silver Star for valor as a World War II submariner and commanded forces as a senior officer during the Vietnam War. Dan Lamothe, Anchorage Daily News, "How a McCain came home from war to mourn his famous father," 23 Aug. 2019 The submariner is almost certainly headed back to Double-A Amarillo to make room for Logan Allen, who will be officially added to the 25-man roster and start Tuesday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Padres notes: Mejia back, has chance to play more; the new Perdomo; Castillo update," 18 June 2019

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1861, in the meaning defined above

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6 Dec 2019

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“Submariner.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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: someone who is a member of a submarine crew

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