Complete Definition of "submariner"

English

Pronunciation
rfp - UK (submAriner), US (submarine-er)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A member of the crew of a submarine.

#context|US|baseball A pitcher that throws with an underhand motion.
#: Jones was a submariner and could often confuse a batter with his unorthodox delivery.

Usage notes
This word is sometimes pronounced like sub- + mariner; however, since the prefix sub- can imply inferiority (as in subpar or subhuman), this pronunciation can be considered offensive. The pronunciation submarine + -er, but with stress on third syllable, is therefore preferred by many or most submarine crew members today.

vi:submariner

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