What does u-boat mean?

Definitions for u-boatˈyuˌboʊt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word u-boat.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. submarine, pigboat, sub, U-boat(noun)

    a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes


  1. U-boat(Noun)

    Any German submarine of the First or Second World War, or any Austro-Hungarian submarine of the First World War.

  2. Origin: A calque of U-Boot.


  1. U-boat

    U-boat is the anglicized version of the German word U-Boot, a shortening of Unterseeboot, which means "undersea boat". While the German term refers to any submarine, the English one refers specifically to military submarines operated by Germany, particularly in World War I and World War II. Although at times they were efficient fleet weapons against enemy naval warships, they were most effectively used in an economic warfare role, enforcing a naval blockade against enemy shipping. The primary targets of the U-boat campaigns in both wars were the merchant convoys bringing supplies from Canada, the British Empire and the United States to the islands of Great Britain and to the Soviet Union and the Allied Countries in the Mediterranean. Austro-Hungarian submarines of World War I were also known as U-boats.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of u-boat in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of u-boat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Miguel de Cervantes:

    He has an oar in every man's boat, and a finger in every pie.

  2. Mark Twain:

    Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.

  3. Dale Carnegie:

    The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.

  4. Sri da Avabhas:

    Reason means truth and those who are not governed by it take the chance that someday the sunken fact will rip the bottom out of their boat.

  5. Muaz Mahmud:

    When this boat was falling, we started swimming to save our life to the other boat. Some survivors on the other boat threw something to us (to help us). We were 10 people.

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