from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Submergible.
- n. A vessel capable of operating or remaining under water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to be submerged.
- n. A small nonmilitary, non-nuclear submarine for exploration.
- n. A retroactive term used for non-nuclear submarines; nuclear submarines are termed "true submarines".
- n. A term used primarily by some navies for nuclear submarines, termed "true submersibles", because they cannot retroactively declare that their non-nuclear submarines should be called by a different name.
- n. A very small "baby" submarine designed for specific localized missions, usually while tethered to a submarine or ship for life support and communications. Slang synonyms: midget-submarine, anchor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That may be submersed.
- n. Something that may be submerged; specifically, a particular type of submarine boat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a warship designed to operate under water
- adj. capable of being immersed in water or functioning while submerged
- n. an apparatus intended for use under water
From Late Latin submersionem, from submersus (past participle of submergere). (Wiktionary)