sub·​ma·​ri·​ner ˌsəb-mə-ˈrē-nər How to pronounce submariner (audio)
: a member of a submarine crew

Examples of submariner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Frenchman was one of the world’s great submariners. Catherine Porter, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2023 That ability, and his devastating 100-mph fastball combined with a deadly slider, has put the 24-year-old into the closer spot more often than not over the past month, with Jake McGee — the NL Reliever of the Month for July — and submariner Tyler Rogers available earlier, if needed. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Oct. 2021 The vertical operation was immediately cancelled, with rescue efforts launched to retrieve the submariners. Emma Ogao, ABC News, 21 Sep. 2023 In the years that followed, that worry stuck with the submariner. Catherine Porter, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2023 Aiding the search was a French team specializing in ROVs and an expert submariner from the British Royal Navy. Chris Kenning, USA TODAY, 22 June 2023 At dawn four summers ago, the French submariner and Titanic expert Paul-Henri Nargeolet stood on the bow of an expedition vessel in the North Atlantic. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 1 July 2023 However, the writer Matthew Gavin Frank found Karl Stanley, an eccentric submariner, to take him to the depths in a DIY sub off the coast of Honduras. Violet Lucca, Harper's Magazine, 21 June 2023 Most submarines, including military attack submarines and the vessels that rescue submariners during emergencies, cannot reach the depths that Titan can reach, complicating the search, Marquet added. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 19 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of submariner was in 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Submariner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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sub·​ma·​ri·​ner ˈsəb-mə-ˌrē-nər How to pronounce submariner (audio)
 also  ˌsəb-ˈmar-ə-
: a member of a submarine crew
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