- a German submarine.
Origin of U-boat
Examples from the Web for u-boat
Prominent among those struggles was the battle of the Atlantic, waged against the U-boat menace.D-Day Was The Largest And One Of The Bloodiest Invasions In History
James A. Warren
June 6, 2014
I suspect that the production stopped short of plagiarism, but it probably sailed very close to the U-boat.The Fascist Historian and Me
January 12, 2014
He died in 1941, just 35, after a German U-Boat torpedoed the ship on which he was sailing as a BBC correspondent to Cairo.The Grand Tour in Style: Robert Byron’s ‘Europe in the Looking-Glass’
November 16, 2012
If he spotted a U-boat, not only would he call for backup, he wanted to attack the sub himself.Just the Fact: Hemingway's Hand Grenades
September 2, 2009
Then a large U-boat came boldly to the surface and opened fire.Submarine Warfare of To-day
Charles W. Domville-Fife
His U-boat was sinking fast; though by no agency from within.Where the Souls of Men are Calling
I wished to cruise with the American destroyers in their U-boat operations.
The mate fired two shots at the U-boat, but 'e don't 'it anything.
The U-boat man with nerve enough to attack a destroyer is a good one.
- a German submarine, esp in World Wars I and II
Word Origin and History for u-boat
1916 (said to have been in use from 1913), partial translation of German U-Boot, short for Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat."