a submarine mountain rising several hundred fathoms above the floor of the sea but having its summit well below the surface of the water.

1945–50; sea + mount2 Unabridged
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seamount (ˈsiːˌmaʊnt)
Compare guyot a submarine mountain rising more than 1000 metres above the surrounding ocean floor

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seamount   (sē'mount')  Pronunciation Key 
A large underwater mountain, usually conical in shape and at least 1,000 m (3,280 ft) above the ocean floor. Seamounts are usually isolated and are volcanic in origin.
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It can also indicate a seamount, or underwater mountain.
We dropped down to this deep seamount, and the current was ripping.
We grabbed on to the seamount, and this big shoal of hammerheads came by.
Seamount is an underwater mountain formed by volcanic activity.
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