Origin of submarine

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

Related forms

an·ti·sub·ma·rine, adjective

Regional variation note

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British Dictionary definitions for antisubmarine (1 of 2)

antisubmarine

/ (ˌæntɪˌsʌbməˈriːn) /

adjective

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

British Dictionary definitions for antisubmarine (2 of 2)

submarine

/ (ˈsʌbməˌriːn, ˌsʌbməˈriːn) /

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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