[ preb-uhl ]

  1. Edward, 1761–1807, U.S. naval officer.

Words Nearby Preble Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Preble in a sentence

  • Commodore Preble was a daring officer, and was ready enough for this, if he only knew how it could be done.

  • Preble divided his ships, and ordered them to close in on the enemy's vessels, although the latter outnumbered them three to one.

    Historic Adventures | Rupert S. Holland
  • The Pasha, however, demanded one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and Preble was not willing to pay that amount.

    Historic Adventures | Rupert S. Holland
  • Again the harbor shook under the guns of the fleet and the forts, and at sunset Preble had to withdraw.

    Historic Adventures | Rupert S. Holland
  • Accordingly, a squadron of seven sail was ordered, of which Commodore Preble was put in command.