asdic

[ az-dik ]
/ ˈæz dɪk /

noun British.

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decorum

Origin of asdic

1935–40; A(nti-)S(ubmarine) D(etection) I(nvestigation) C(ommittee)

Words nearby asdic

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British Dictionary definitions for asdic

asdic
/ (ˈæzdɪk) /

noun

an early form of sonar

Word Origin for asdic

C20: from A (nti-) S (ubmarine) D (etection) I (nvestigation) C (ommittee)
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