submarine, pigboat, sub, U-boat(noun)
a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep(adj)
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
beneath the surface of the sea
move forward or under in a sliding motion
"The child was injured when he submarined under the safety belt of the car"
throw with an underhand motion
bring down with a blow to the legs
control a submarine
attack by submarine
"The Germans submarined the Allies"
A submarine sandwich.
A submarine boat; a ship that can travel under the surface of the water. Most such ships are ships of war, as part of a navy, but submarines are also used for oceanic research. Also called sub and (from the German U-Boot) U-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.
A boat that can go underwater.
A kind of sandwich made in a long loaf of bread.
Pitch delivered with an underhand motion.
To operate or serve on a submarine
To torpedo; to destroy with a sudden sneak attack
Of something hidden or undisclosed, e.g. submarine patent.
being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea; as, submarine navigators; submarine plants
a submarine plant or animal
A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater. It differs from a submersible, which has more limited underwater capability. The term most commonly refers to a large, crewed, autonomous vessel. It is also sometimes used historically or colloquially to refer to remotely operated vehicles and robots, as well as medium-sized or smaller vessels, such as the midget submarine and the wet sub. Used as an adjective in phrases such as submarine cable, "submarine" means "under the sea". The noun submarine evolved as a shortened form of submarine boat. For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as "boats" rather than as "ships", regardless of their size. Although experimental submarines had been built before, submarine design took off during the 19th century, and they were adopted by several navies. Submarines were first widely used during World War I, and now figure in many large navies. Military usage includes attacking enemy surface ships or submarines, aircraft carrier protection, blockade running, ballistic missile submarines as part of a nuclear strike force, reconnaissance, conventional land attack, and covert insertion of special forces. Civilian uses for submarines include marine science, salvage, exploration and facility inspection/maintenance. Submarines can also be modified to perform more specialized functions such as search-and-rescue missions or undersea cable repair. Submarines are also used in tourism, and for undersea archaeology.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sub-ma-rēn′, adj. under, or in, the sea.—Submarine boat, one capable of being propelled under water, esp. for carrying and firing torpedoes.—Submarine mine, a mass of explosives sunk in the sea.
The numerical value of submarine in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of submarine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine.
A growing chunk of budget is going toward China's navy, particularly its submarine force and its seaborne nuclear deterrent.
Falling in love is like submerging beneath the ocean with a submarine; you leave the outside world and wander in the silence of dimness.
Carriers have definitely got to be on the list, but also we've seen a massive surge in the number of submarines, and of course everybody loves submarines. The intimidatory effect of a submarine is hard to be beat.
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- su altı qayıq, sualtı qayıqAzerbaijani
- падво́дная ло́дкаBelarusian
- submaríCatalan, Valencian
- ponorka, podmořskýCzech
- llong danfor, suddlongWelsh
- untermeerisch, U-Boot, submarin, unterseeisch, UnterseebootGerman
- υποβρύχιο, υποβρύχιοςGreek
- submara, submarŝipoEsperanto
- merenalainen, sukellusvene, vedenalainenFinnish
- ûnderseeboatWestern Frisian
- fomhuirí, fomhuireán, faoi uisceIrish
- bàta-tumaidh, bàt'-aigeilScottish Gaelic
- fo-vooir, fo-honnManx
- सबमैरीन, पनडुब्बीHindi
- soumarenHaitian Creole
- ստորջրյա, սուզանավArmenian
- kapal selamIndonesian
- sottomarino, sommergibileItalian
- サブ, サブマリン, 潜水艦Japanese
- წყალქვეშა ნავიGeorgian
- сүңгуір қайықKazakh
- 잠수함, 潛水艦Korean
- суунун асты менен жүрүүчү кемеKyrgyz
- ເຮືອດໍານໍ້າ, ເຮືອດຳນ້ຳLao
- zemūdene, zemūdensLatvian
- raro wai, waka-ruku-waiMāori
- усан доорхи, шумбагч онгоц, усанд живүүлэх, шумбадаг онгоцMongolian
- kapal selamMalay
- undervannsbåt, ubåtNorwegian
- duikboot, onderwater-, onderzeeërDutch
- ubåt, undervassbåtNorwegian Nynorsk
- tsin naaʼeeł táłtłʼááh naagháhígííNavajo, Navaho
- okręt podwodny, łódź podwodnaPolish
- подло́дка, подво́дная ло́дка, субмари́на, подво́дный, подмо́рскийRussian
- podmorski, podmornica, подморница, подморскиSerbo-Croatian
- සබ්මැරීනයSinhala, Sinhalese
- podmorský, ponorkaSlovak
- undervattensbåt, undervattens-, ubåtSwedish
- nyambizi, sabmariniSwahili
- киштии зериобӣTajik
- suwasty gämiTurkmen
- سۇ ئاستى كېمىسىUyghur, Uighur
- підво́дний чо́венUkrainian
- suv osti kemasiUzbek
- tàu ngầmVietnamese
- dismelanaf, daivanafVolapük
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