Definitions of submarine

  1. control a submarine
  2. bring down with a blow to the legs, in sports
  3. throw with an underhand motion, as of a baseball
  4. 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.
  5. bring down with a blow to the legs
  6. throw with an underhand motion
  7. 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.
  8. Being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea; as, submarine navigators; submarine plants.
  9. A submarine plant or animal.
  10. Growing, done, or used under water in the sea.
  11. Under or in the sea.
  12. Existing, done, or operating beneath the surface of the sea, as a submarine boat.
  13. Being acting, or growing under water in the sea.
  14. 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.