sub·​ter·​mi·​nal ˌsəb-ˈtərm-nəl How to pronounce subterminal (audio)
: situated or occurring near but not precisely at an end
subterminal spots on tail feathers

Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subterminal was in 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Subterminal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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