U-boat definition

yo͝obōt
A submarine of the German navy.
noun
1
0
A German submarine in service during WWI or WWII.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
u-boat
Plural:
u-boats

Origin of u-boat

  • Translation of German U-Boot short for Unterseeboot unter under (from Middle High German under) (from Old High German untar n̥dher- in Indo-European roots) See sea (from Middle High German ) (from Old High German) Boot boat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition