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Meaning of submarine by Wiktionary Dictionary



    sub- +‎ marine


    • Rhymes: -iːn


    submarine ( not comparable )

    1. Under water .
    2. Of something hidden or undisclosed, e.g. submarine patent .


    A submarine.

    submarine ( plural: submarines )

    1. A boat that can go underwater .
    2. A kind of sandwich made in a long loaf of bread .
    3. ( baseball ) Pitch delivered with an underhand motion .



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    submarine ( third-person singular simple present submarines present participle submarining, simple past and past participle submarined )

    1. To operate or serve on a submarine
    2. To torpedo; to destroy with a sudden sneak attack

Explanation of submarine by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. attack by submarine

    2. The Germans submarined the Allies
    3. control a submarine

    4. bring down with a blow to the legs

    5. throw with an underhand motion

    6. move forward or under in a sliding motion

    7. The child was injured when he submarined under the safety belt of the car
    1. beneath the surface of the sea

    1. a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

    2. 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 )

    Definition of submarine by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. hoagie, hoagy n. a large sandwich on a long crusty roll that is 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 U. S., such as hero, grinder, and submarine.

      Syn. -- bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep.

    2. Submarine a. Being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea; as, “submarine navigators; submarine plants”.

      Submarine armor, a waterproof dress of strong material, having a helmet into which air for breathing is pumped through a tube leading from above the surface to enable a diver to remain under water. -- Submarine cable. See Telegraph cable, under Telegraph. -- Submarine mine. See Torpedo, 2

    3. Submarine, n. A submarine plant or animal.

    4. Submarine n.
      1. 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.

      2. A stowaway on a seagoing vessel. [Colloq.]

      3. A submarine sandwich.

    5. submarine sandwich n. A large sandwich on an elongated roll, usually incompletely cut into two halves, filed with various cold cuts, meatballs, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, etc., and spiced variously, and often having oil or other dressing applied; called also hoagie, hero, hero sandwich, grinder, sub, submarine, poor boy, and Italian sandwich. A single such sandwich may consitute a substantial meal. Very large variants are sometimes prepared for social gatherings and cut into pieces for individual consumption.