minisub

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ sub

Noun[edit]

minisub (plural minisubs)

  1. (informal) A minisubmarine.
    • 2007 October 2, John Tagliabue, “For the Yachting Class, the Latest Amenity Can Take Flight”, New York Times:
      The minisub, said Erik Hasselman, U-Boat Worx’s head of sales and marketing, is ideal for stowing on a yacht, but for safety reasons can dive only to about 160 feet, where there is still surface light.