Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Submergible.
  • noun A vessel or vehicle capable of operating or remaining under water.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • That may be submersed.
  • noun Something that may be submerged; specifically, a particular type of submarine boat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Able to be submerged.
  • noun UK A small nonmilitary, non-nuclear submarine for exploration.
  • noun UK A retroactive term used for non-nuclear submarines; nuclear submarines are termed "true submarines".
  • noun UK 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.
  • noun US 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a warship designed to operate under water
  • adjective capable of being immersed in water or functioning while submerged
  • noun an apparatus intended for use under water

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Late Latin submersionem, from submersus (past participle of submergere).

Examples

  • He also said the Jiaolong's designers had purchased a lot of "off the shelf" technology from overseas, and had benefited from training dives on the U.S. Navy's Alvin manned submersible, which is operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.

    China to Dive for Buried Treasures

  • Video from a robotic submersible, which is making the rounds online, shows something puffing from the seafloor.

    Each day, another way to define worst-case for oil spill

  • Video from a robotic submersible, which is making the rounds online, shows something puffing from the seafloor.

    Each day, another way to define worst-case for oil spill

  • Video from a robotic submersible, which is making the rounds online, shows something puffing from the seafloor.

    Wonkbook: Judge strikes drilling moratorium; Hoyer proposes deficit deal; energy meeting delayedff

  • Video from a robotic submersible, which is making the rounds online, shows something puffing from the seafloor.

    Oil spill: Even worse worst-case scenarios!

  • Very dorky looking - I much prefer the look of that biomimetic dolphin submersible.

    Scuba-scuba-doo!

  • At fifty meters and change, the submersible was a mid-sized Falnari vessel built for touring and very little else—certainly not for teetering on the edge of an abyss.

    Distant Shores

  • At fifty meters and change, the submersible was a mid-sized Falnari vessel built for touring and very little else—certainly not for teetering on the edge of an abyss.

    Distant Shores

  • At fifty meters and change, the submersible was a mid-sized Falnari vessel built for touring and very little else—certainly not for teetering on the edge of an abyss.

    Distant Shores

  • If the centrifugal pump is directly connected to an electric motor in a common housing as a single unit for operating below the water level, the set is called a submersible pump.

    7. Pumping equipment

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