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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR U BOATS

It was found that U boats could be seen from an aeroplane when they were some depth under the water.

The merchant ships still put to sea—and the U boats pay the penalty.

Fortunately for us, Lieutenant Rose was one of these—a striking contrast to the devils in his country's U boats.

WORD ORIGIN

1916 (said to have been in use from 1913), partial translation of German U-Boot, short for Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.