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 Dictionary entry overview: What does U-boat mean? 

U-BOAT (noun)
  The noun U-BOAT has 1 sense:

1. a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

  Familiarity information: U-BOAT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

U-BOAT (noun)

Sense 1U-boat [BACK TO TOP]


A submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

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Nouns denoting man-made objects


pigboat; submarine; U-boat; sub

Hypernyms ("U-boat" is a kind of...):

submersible; submersible warship (a warship designed to operate under water)

Meronyms (parts of "U-boat"):

conning tower (a raised bridge on a submarine; often used for entering and exiting)

escape hatch (hatchway that provides a means of escape in an emergency)

periscope (an optical instrument that provides a view of an otherwise obstructed field)

breather; schnorchel; schnorkel; snorkel; snorkel breather (air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time)

asdic; echo sounder; sonar (a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "U-boat"):

attack submarine (a military submarine designed and armed to attack enemy shipping)

auxiliary research submarine (a submarine for research purposes)

fleet ballistic missile submarine (a submarine carrying ballistic missiles)

nautilus; nuclear submarine; nuclear-powered submarine (a submarine that is propelled by nuclear power)

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