- a German submarine.
Origin of U-boat
Examples from the Web for u-boats
Contemporary Examples of u-boats
After all, German U-boats had killed more U.S. sailors in the north Atlantic than died at Pearl Harbor.The Real Inglorious Bastards
July 19, 2011
Historical Examples of u-boats
It was the belief that the destroyer had sunk one of the U-boats.In the Flash Ranging Service
Edward Alva Trueblood
My own notion of it is that the U-boats have many of us bluffed.
It was all interesting—the life in Paris—but it had nothing to do with U-boats.
Also he urged the crew to have a special watch out for U-boats.
By this time the lurking U-boats had been dealt with in a most effective way.A Lively Bit of the Front
Percy F. Westerman
- a German submarine, esp in World Wars I and II
Word Origin for U-boat
1916 (said to have been in use from 1913), partial translation of German U-Boot, short for Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat."