Definition of

Submarine

  1. (noun, artifact) a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
  2. (noun, food) a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
  3. (verb, competition) attack by submarine
  4. (verb, contact) control a submarine
  5. (verb, contact) bring down with a blow to the legs
  6. (verb, contact) throw with an underhand motion
  7. (verb, motion) move forward or under in a sliding motion
  8. (adj, all) beneath the surface of the sea

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Submarine

  1. 1648, from sub- + marine. The noun meaning "submarine boat" is from 1899. The short form sub is first recorded 1917. Submarine sandwich (1955) so called from the shape of the roll. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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