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 San Francisco can employ three wildly different looks in the late innings, with lefty Jake McGee, heat-seeking righty Camilo Doval and funky submariner Tyler Rogers, allowing Kapler to do his mix-and-match thing. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Apr. 2022 Espinoza's arrival on US soil ended weeks of anguish for his mother, who said she was given very little information about where and why her son, a former US Navy submariner, was being held -- or when he would be freed. Hilary Whiteman, CNN, 27 Dec. 2021 Fernando Espinoza, a 29-year-old American teacher and former US Navy submariner, disappeared in Libya on November 9, five weeks after arriving in the country to start a new job at an international school in Tripoli. Hilary Whiteman, CNN, 23 Dec. 2021 Then there’s right-hander Tyler Rogers, a submariner who has 13 saves, a 2.22 ERA and who has worked in a major-league high 80 games entering Saturday. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Oct. 2021 Despite a promising career as a submariner, Taaniel developed problems with alcohol. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2021 In all, the Giants needed just 103 pitches from Webb, submariner Tyler Rogers and rookie fireballer Camilo Doval for the 27 outs. Los Angeles Times, 8 Oct. 2021 Two pitchers used often in high-leverage situations — righty submariner Tyler Rogers and lefty Jake McGee — are delivering. Nick Lozito, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Aug. 2021 Rogers then faced Pollock for the second day in a row, a bad matchup for a submariner whose novelty is one of this strengths. Henry Schulman,, 9 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of submariner

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Submariner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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