Definitions of submarine

  1. control a submarine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. bring down with a blow to the legs, in sports Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. throw with an underhand motion, as of a baseball Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A war vessel which can remain long under water, and which carries and fires torpedoes; an undersea plant or animal: submarine diving bell, a hollow chamber supplied with air, in which men may work under water without danger. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. bring down with a blow to the legs Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. throw with an underhand motion Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. A submarine boat; esp., Nav., a submarine torpedo boat; -- called specif. submergible submarine when capable of operating at various depths and of traveling considerable distances under water, and submersible submarine when capable of being only partly submerged, i.e., so that the conning tower, etc., is still above water. The latter type and most of the former type are submerged as desired by regulating the amount of water admitted to the ballast tanks and sink on an even keel; some of the former type effect submersion while under way by means of horizontal rudders, in some cases also with admission of water to the ballast tanks. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea; as, submarine navigators; submarine plants. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A submarine plant or animal. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Growing, done, or used under water in the sea. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Under or in the sea. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Existing, done, or operating beneath the surface of the sea, as a submarine boat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Being acting, or growing under water in the sea. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Under the sea; submerged; applied to objects that are situated at some depth in the waters of the sea, or covered by the waters of the ocean, as submarine forests, volcanoes, &c. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for submarine

  1. While the first of these notes was coming along, the Leinster was sunk by a German submarine on the Irish coast. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  2. A fog has its virtues; a submarine cannot see you in a fog. – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly