[suh b-mur-suh-buh l]
- a ship capable of submerging and operating under water; submarine.
- a device designed for underwater work or exploration, as a bathyscaphe or diving bell.
Origin of submersible
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Examples from the Web for submersible
First off will be submersible devices—"You can call them swimming machines," he said—deployed to survey the damage.Send in the Robots to Japan's Nuclear Meltdown
March 19, 2011
The submersible was sighted on July 1, 1915, by a French aeroplane.
Most of the payments on the submersible had already been made.Dave Darrin on Mediterranean Service
H. Irving Hancock
A man was lounging in the hatchway of the submersible, and this man Saiksi hailed.The Wreck of the Titan
A steel ladder ran down into the interior of the submersible.The Rover Boys Under Canvas
Arthur M. Winfield
Then it would be difficult to see how the submersible could be dealt with.The Journal of Submarine Commander von Forstner
Georg-Gnther von Forstner
- able to be submerged
- capable of operating under water, etc
- a vessel designed to operate under water for short periods
- a submarine taking one or more men that is designed and equipped to carry out work in deep water below the levels at which divers can work
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Word Origin and History for submersible
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