U-boat

[yoo-boht]
noun
a German submarine.

Origin:
1910–15; < German U-Boot, short for Unterseeboot literally, undersea boat

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U-boat
 
n
a German submarine, esp in World Wars I and II
 
[from German U-Boot, abbreviation for Unterseeboot, literally: undersea boat]

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U-boat
1916 (said to have been in use from 1913), partial translation of Ger. U-boot, short for Unterseeboot, lit. "undersea boat."
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Even a surfaced uboat could take several hours to gain an attack position.
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