Definition of Submersible

1. Noun. An apparatus intended for use under water.




2. Adjective. Capable of being immersed in water or functioning while submerged. "A submergible electric frying pan"
Exact synonyms: Submergible
Derivative terms: Submerge, Submerge, Submerge, Submerge, Submerge, Submerge
Antonyms: Nonsubmersible

3. Noun. A warship designed to operate under water.
Exact synonyms: Submersible Warship
Specialized synonyms: Pigboat, Sub, Submarine, U-boat
Generic synonyms: Combat Ship, War Vessel, Warship
Antonyms: Surface Ship

Definition of Submersible

1. Adjective. Able to be submerged. ¹

2. Noun. (British) A small nonmilitary, non-nuclear submarine for exploration. ¹

3. Noun. (British) A retroactive term used for non-nuclear submarines; nuclear submarines are termed "true submarines". ¹

4. Noun. (British) A term used primarily by some navies for nuclear submarines, termed "true submersibles", because they cannot retroactively declare that their non-nuclear submarines should be called by a different name. ¹

5. Noun. (American English) A very small "baby" submarine designed for specific localized missions, usually while tethered to a submarine or ship for life support and communications. Slang synonyms: midget-submarine, anchor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Submersible

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Submersible

submentoplasty
submentum
submenu
submenus
submerge
submergeable
submerged
submergence
submergences
submerges
submergible
submerging
submerse
submersed
submerses
submersible (current term)
submersible warship
submersibles
submersing
submersion
submersions
submesoscale
submesoscales
submetacentric
submetacentrics
submetallic
submeter
submetered
submetering
submeters

Literary usage of Submersible

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1. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnology (1994)
"The value of the lockout submersible to the scientist lies in its high ... The pilot can station the submersible so that the work site is directly in front ..."

2. A Treasury of War Poetry: British and American Poems of the World War, 1914-1917 by George Herbert Clarke (1917)
"Arthur Conan Doyle THE PASSENGERS OF A RETARDED submersible NOVEMBER, 1916 THE AMERICAN WHAT was it kept you so long, brave German submersible? ..."

3. A Treasury of War Poetry: British and American Poems of the World War, 1914-1917 by George Herbert Clarke (1917)
"THE CAPTAIN OP THE submersible: Oh, do not be impatient, good friends of this neutral land, That we have been so tardy in reaching your eager strand. ..."

4. A Treasury of War Poetry: British and American Poems of the World War, 1914-1917 by George Herbert Clarke (1917)
"Arthur Conan Doyle THE PASSENGERS OF A RETARDED submersible NOVEMBER, 1916 THE AMERICAN PEOPLE: WHAT was it kept you so long, brave German submersible? ..."

5. Information Annual (1916)
"The submersible was compelled to abandon its attack and to submerge. October Routing German squadrons sent to aid shipping in the Baltic, British submarines ..."

6. The World Flat-globe and International Geographical History of the World by World flat-globe corporation, Joseph Edmund Woodman, Robert Edwin Peary (1919)
"submersible Ships.—The idea of submarine navigation is 300 years old, but in a modern sense dates from about 1885, when Holland's plans were first made ..."

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