[suhb-sur-fuh s, suhb-sur-]

Origin of subsurface

First recorded in 1770–80; sub- + surface Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for subsurface

Historical Examples of subsurface

  • I'll have the subsurface part, from the sixth floor down, airsealed.


    H. Beam Piper

  • At 125th Street and Lenox Avenue one of the most complicated network of subsurface structures was encountered.

  • A number of interesting methods of providing for subsurface structures are shown in photographs pages 51 to 54.

  • It also soon appeared that the German U-boats would not fight our subsurface vessels.

    The Victory At Sea

    William Sowden Sims

  • The submarine has two sets of engines, one for surface travel and the other for subsurface travel.

    The Victory At Sea

    William Sowden Sims