Nearby words

  1. submandibular fovea,
  2. submandibular ganglion,
  3. submandibular gland,
  4. submandibular triangle,
  5. submarginal,
  6. submarine chaser,
  7. submariner,
  8. submarining,
  9. submatrix,
  10. submaxilla

Origin of submarine

1640–50; 1895–1900 for def 1; sub- + marine

Related formsan·ti·sub·ma·rine, adjective

Regional variation note


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British Dictionary definitions for antisubmarine

antisubmarine

adjective

(of weapons, missiles, etc) designed to combat or destroy submarines
(of warfare, tactics, etc) against submarines

submarine

noun

a vessel, esp one designed for warfare, capable of operating for protracted periods below the surface of the seaOften shortened to: sub
(modifier)
  1. of or relating to a submarinea submarine captain
  2. occurring or situated below the surface of the seaa submarine cable
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Word Origin and History for antisubmarine
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