noun Etymology: translation of German U-boot, short for Unterseeboot, literally, undersea boat Date: 1916 a German submarine

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  • U-boat — is the anglicized version of the German word Audio|De U Boot pronunciation.ogg| U Boot , itself an abbreviation of Unterseeboot (undersea boat), and refers to military submarines operated by Germany, particularly in World War I and World War II.… …   Wikipedia

  • U-boat — [ˈju: bəut US bout] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Translation of German u boot, from unterseeboot under sea boat ] a German ↑submarine, especially one that was used in the Second World War …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • U-boat — 1916 (said to have been in use from 1913), partial translation of Ger. U Boot, short for Unterseeboot, lit. undersea boat …   Etymology dictionary

  • U-boat — ► NOUN ▪ a German submarine of the First or Second World War. ORIGIN German U boot, abbreviation of Unterseeboot undersea boat …   English terms dictionary

  • U-boat — [yo͞o′bōt΄] n. [< Ger U boot, abbrev. of Unterseeboot, undersea boat] a German submarine …   English World dictionary

  • U-boat — [ ju ,bout ] noun count a German SUBMARINE, used especially during World War II …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • U-boat — /yooh boht /, n. a German submarine. [1910 15; < G U Boot, short for Unterseeboot lit., undersea boat] * * * German Unterseeboot ( undersea boat ) German submarine. The first German submarine, the U 1, was built in 1905. During World War I… …   Universalium

  • U-Boat — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel U Boat Verweistitel: U Boat – In feindlicher Hand Originaltitel In Enemy Hands …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • U-Boat — Unterseeboot U 995 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • U-boat — /ˈju boʊt / (say yooh boht) noun a German submarine, especially as used in World War I or World War II. {semi translation of U boot, shortened form of German Unterseeboot undersea boat} At the outbreak of World War I Germany had a fleet of 28 U… …   Australian English dictionary

  • U-boat — Submarine Sub ma*rine , n. 1. A submarine boat; a ship that can travel under the surface of the water. Most such ships are ships of war, as part of a navy, but submarines are also used for oceanic research. Also called {sub} and (from the German… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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