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U-boat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Navy
U-boatU-boat /ˈjuː bəʊt $ -boʊt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 PMNa German submarine, especially one that was used in the Second World War
Examples from the Corpus
U-boatYou know enough about that to know the difference between a whale and a U-boat?They acted as bait and, once a U-boat surfaced, could out-gun her.You know what a U-boat looks like, boy?Mina got the tip-off just in time and they became U-boats, went underground.The convoy was attacked by U-boats during the night of March 16-17 and 12 ships, including Southern Princess, were sunk.There is no mention of U-boats or the Luftwaffe.They already seen U-boats off Nova Scotia.Then the U-boat just left them on the open seas.
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