Definition of submarine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌsʌbməˈriːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbməˈriːn//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈsʌbməriːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbməriːn//
    (informal sub) Types of boats and ships
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  1. 1 a ship that can travel underwater a nuclear submarine a submarine base submarines carrying nuclear warheads the problem of submarines operating too close to fishing vessels Wordfinderadmiral, aircraft carrier, base, captain, command, fleet, navy, submarine, torpedo, warship See related entries: Types of boats and ships
  2. 2 (also submarine sandwich, hero) (all North American English) a long bread roll split open along its length and filled with various types of food
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