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submariner (plural submariners)
- A member of the crew of a submarine.
- (US, baseball) A pitcher that throws with an underhand motion.
- Jones was a submariner and could often confuse a batter with his unorthodox delivery.
- This word is generally pronounced like sub- + mariner (for example, in the U.K. Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy); however, since the prefix sub- was apparently deemed to imply inferiority (as in subpar or subhuman) rather than the actual meaning of "under," this pronunciation may be considered offensive by non-submariners. The pronunciation submarine + -er, but with stress on third syllable, is preferred by Naval Brass. As evidence of submariners' collective lack of concern for the opinion of non-submariners on any matter, many submariners refer to themselves by the much more negative terms of "sewer-pipe" sailor, or "bubble-head." Submariners often refer to sailors that work on the surface of the ocean as "skimmers" or "targets."
- The baseball term is however pronounced sʌb.mə.ˈɹiːn.ə(ɹ)
member of a submarine crew
pitcher who throws with an underhand motion
- inflected form of