• (British) IPA: /sʌb.məˈɹiːn/
  • (America)
    • (noun) IPA: /ˈsʌb.mə.ɹin/
    • (adjective) IPA: /sʌb.məˈɹin/

submarine (not comparable)

  1. Undersea.
    • 1908, Edmund Doidge Anderson Morshead, Four Plays of Aeschylus, Introduction, page xiv
      […] a Chorus of Sea-nymphs, who […] arrive, in a winged car, from the submarine palace of their father Oceanus.
  2. Hidden or undisclosed.
    a submarine patent
  3. (baseball) Of a pitch, thrown with the hand lower than the elbow.
    • 2005, John McCollister, Tales from the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates: Remembering "The Fam-A-Lee", page 109 ↗, ISBN 1582618380
      When Peterson saw the unusual pitching motion of Kent Tekulve—the submarine pitcher who threw baseballs as though they were coming right out of the rubber slab on the mound—he was the first of many who tried to change Tekulve's delivery.
Translations Noun

submarine (plural submarines)

  1. A boat that can go underwater.
  2. A kind of sandwich made in a long loaf of bread.
  3. (baseball) Pitch delivered with an underhand motion.
  4. Any submarine plant or animal.
  5. (informal) A stowaway on a seagoing vessel.
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: субмари́на
  • Spanish: sándwich submarino

submarine (submarines, present participle submarining; past and past participle submarined)

  1. (intransitive) To operate or serve on a submarine.
  2. (transitive) To torpedo; to destroy with a sudden sneak attack.
  3. (intransitive, sometimes, figurative) To sink or submerge oneself.
    • 2003, Homer H. Grantham, Thunder in the Morning: A World War II Memoir (page 1)
      The second their center snapped the ball, I submarined between the big guy's legs and tackled the halfback.
    • 2013, Gordon MacDonald, Building Below the Waterline (page 234)
      Ten days later, the full force of what happened crushed me. I submarined into the depths of disillusionment.

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