antisubmarine


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an·ti·sub·ma·rine

 (ăn′tē-sŭb′mə-rēn′, -sŭb′mə-rēn′, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Directed against enemy submarines.

antisubmarine

(ˌæntɪˌsʌbməˈriːn)
adj
1. (Military) (of weapons, missiles, etc) designed to combat or destroy submarines
2. (Military) (of warfare, tactics, etc) against submarines
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.antisubmarine - defensive against enemy submarinesantisubmarine - defensive against enemy submarines  
defensive - intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack; "defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance"
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Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving aboard the antisubmarine aircraft carrier, USS LEYTE (CVS-32).
The struggle reached its climax in the spring of 1943, March to May, when Allied antisubmarine efforts sank a record number of U-boats and forced Admiral Karl Doenitz to withdraw his submarine force from the mid-Atlantic.
By 1941, it was defeated by increasing numbers of escorts, more maritime patrol aircraft, better antisubmarine detection equipment, and improved escort tactics by the British.
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