Definitions of submarine

  1. 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
  2. a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
  3. move forward or under in a sliding motion; " The child was injured when he submarined under the safety belt of the car"
  4. control a submarine
  5. bring down with a blow to the legs, in sports
  6. throw with an underhand motion, as of a baseball
  7. bring down with a blow to the legs
  8. throw with an underhand motion
  9. 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.
  10. Being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea; as, submarine navigators; submarine plants.
  11. A submarine plant or animal.
  12. Growing, done, or used under water in the sea.
  13. 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.
  14. Under or in the sea.
  15. Existing, done, or operating beneath the surface of the sea, as a submarine boat.
  16. Being acting, or growing under water in the sea.
  17. 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.

Usage examples for submarine

  1. While the first of these notes was coming along, the Leinster was sunk by a German submarine on the Irish coast. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  2. A fog has its virtues; a submarine cannot see you in a fog. – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  3. " I hope you're not hurt, Mr Lennard," said he, looking round, " that was a submarine. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  4. Similarly it was the duty of the Foreign Office to point out the possible consequences under the rules of international law; but when the question of submarine warfare was to be determined, the consultation was usually at the Great General Headquarters. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  5. The gunboat Lavel had been suddenly blown almost out of the water by a submarine mine! – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux
  6. The demands contained in the above Note would have made the continuance of the submarine campaign impossible, and this was, no doubt, the intention of the Union Government. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  7. I suppose I could use my own submarine. – Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton
  8. The submarine apparatus destined for this search received their provision of air. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
  9. I suppose it wouldn't be difficult to recognize a submarine? – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  10. The first thing you see is a submarine boat, you can see this plain from the Pike and the passengers embarkin' on it, two hundred and fifty can be carried by this boat at one time, and Josiah led us onto it with a excited linement, but he tried to look brave and fearless. – Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition by Marietta Holley
  11. The gentleman returned and reclaimed his luggage, and I heard nothing further of him for about a month afterwards, when I had a letter from Michael Breslin, saying that his friend, whom I had treated with such suspicion and such scant hospitality, was Mr. John B. Holland, the famous submarine inventor. – The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir
  12. Apparently all the Germans were now on the deck of the little submarine. – The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers by Ensign Robert L. Drake
  13. A man from the submarine had met another at the trader's store. – Boy Scouts in a Submarine by G. Harvey Ralphson
  14. So when we went to bed in our boat in a French port, and slept through a submarine zone, and waked up in an English port, there was no vast difference in the places. – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  15. There was an enemy submarine off here last night, and we have reason to believe that a message was landed. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. " As perhaps Mr. Damon has told you, I once went on a hunt for treasure in my submarine. – Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton
  17. I was on board a submarine not long ago, and when I was down in her dark, narrow inside, surrounded with a tangle of pipes and engines of every kind, I could quite picture to myself what the inside of the whale's belly must have looked like to Jonah. – Young Knights of the Empire by Sir Robert Baden-Powell
  18. " I think, however," said Charlie Sands, " that it is not a submarine. – More Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart