[ suhb-kal-uh-ber ]

  1. noting or pertaining to ammunition of smaller caliber than the gun in which it is used.

Origin of subcaliber

First recorded in 1860–65; sub- + caliber

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

How to use subcaliber in a sentence

  • But he saw that Sydenham was no target for him, save in a sort of subcaliber practice.

    Ewing\'s Lady | Harry Leon Wilson
  • Companies which cannot have subcaliber practice at home station have only one-half the annual subcaliber allowance.

    The Gunner's Examiner | Harold E. Cloke