Definition of Father of the Submarine

1. Noun. American inventor who in 1775 designed a man-propelled submarine that was ineffectual but subsequently earned him recognition as a submarine pioneer (1742-1824).

Exact synonyms: Bushnell, David Bushnell
Generic synonyms: Artificer, Discoverer, Inventor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Father Of The Submarine

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Father's Day
Father Brown
Father Christmas
Father Frost
Father Sky
Father Time
Father of Heaven
Father of Heaven and Earth
Father of Lies
Father of the Church
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Literary usage of Father of the Submarine

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1. The Submarine Torpedo Boat, Its Characteristics and Modern Development by Allen Hoar (1916)
"The real ancestor of the modern submarine mine was however, evolved by David Bushnell, the father of the submarine boat. Bushnell's mine consisted of a ..."

2. History of the Western Reserve by Harry Gardner Cutler, Harriet Taylor Upton (1910)
"In laying one of his lines across the Mississippi river at St. Louis he inclosed the cable in iron armor, and thus became the father of the submarine cable ..."

3. The Romance of Submarine Engineering: Containing Interesting Descriptions in by Thomas W. Corbin (1913)
"... -I'o.tal to try and find the unfortunate craft, bat without 'l'In- till,- "Father of the Submarine" has been conferred on an American named Bushnell, ..."

4. A Beginner's History by William Harrison Mace (1921)
"He was the first to work on this problem and is called the Father of the Submarine. Some years later Robert Fulton (page 257) became interested in the ..."

5. Our Navy in the War by Lawrence Perry (1918)
"... particular mention should be made of the work of David Bushnell and Robert Fulton, both of whom have beep termed the "father of the submarine. ..."

6. A Model Village of Homes: And Other Papers by Charles Edward Bolton (1901)
"In sight is a picture of Cyrus W. Field, father of the submarine telegraph system, also a model of the Great Eastern, which aided in laying the first ocean ..."

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