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Definition of "submarine" []

  • Nautical A vessel that is capable of operating submerged. Also called sub1. (noun)
  • A large sandwich consisting of a long roll split lengthwise and filled with layers of meat, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and condiments. Also called sub1; also called regionally Cuban sandwich, grinder, hero, hoagie, Italian sandwich, poor boy, torpedo, wedge, zep. (noun)
  • Beneath the surface of the water; undersea. (adjective)
  • To attack by submarine, especially with torpedoes. (verb-transitive)
  • Sports To knock down with a blow to the legs. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "submarine" in a sentence
  • "When his submarine is bombed, McClenahan gallantly chooses to save his crew over himself."
  • "Danny Lawson/Associated Press The submarine is armed with Spearfish torpedoes and Tomahawk cruise missiles."
  • "The submarine is armed with Spearfish torpedoes and Tomahawk cruise missiles."