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 for Sub-
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Submarine \Sub`ma*rine"\, n.
     1. A submarine boat; a ship that can travel under the surface
        of the water. Most such ships are ships of war, as part of
        a navy, but submarines are also used for oceanic research.
        Also called sub and (from the German U-Boot) U-boat.
        esp., Nav., a submarine torpedo boat; -- called specif.
        submergible submarine when capable of operating at
        various depths and of traveling considerable distances
        under water, and submersible submarine when capable of
        being only partly submerged, i.e., so that the conning
        tower, etc., is still above water. The latter type and
        most of the former type are submerged as desired by
        regulating the amount of water admitted to the ballast
        tanks and sink on an even keel; some of the former type
        effect submersion while under way by means of horizontal
        rudders, in some cases also with admission of water to the
        ballast tanks.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
     2. A stowaway on a seagoing vessel. [Colloq.]
     3. A submarine sandwich.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  submarine sandwich \sub`ma*rine" sand"wich\, n.
     A large sandwich on an elongated roll, usually incompletely
     cut into two halves, filed with various cold cuts, meatballs,
     lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, etc., and spiced
     variously, and often having oil or other dressing applied;
     called also hoagie, hero, hero sandwich, grinder,
     sub, submarine, poor boy, and Italian sandwich. A
     single such sandwich may consitute a substantial meal. Very
     large variants are sometimes prepared for social gatherings
     and cut into pieces for individual consumption.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sub \Sub\, n.
     1. A subordinate; a subaltern. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]
     2. a shortened form of submarine, the boat.
     3. a shortened form of submarine sandwich; also called
        hero, hero sandwich, and grinder.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sub- \Sub-\ [L. sub under, below; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. upa to,
     on, under, over. Cf. Hypo-, Super-.]
     1. A prefix signifying under, below, beneath, and hence
        often, in an inferior position or degree, in an imperfect
        or partial state, as in subscribe, substruct, subserve,
        subject, subordinate, subacid, subastringent, subgranular,
        suborn. Sub- in Latin compounds often becomes sum- before
        m, sur before r, and regularly becomes suc-, suf-, sug-,
        and sup- before c, f, g, and p respectively. Before c, p,
        and t it sometimes takes form sus- (by the dropping of b
        from a collateral form, subs-).
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Chem.) A prefix denoting that the ingredient (of a
        compound) signified by the term to which it is prefixed,is
        present in only a small proportion, or less than the
        normal amount; as, subsulphide, suboxide, etc. Prefixed to
        the name of a salt it is equivalent to basic; as,
        subacetate or basic acetate. [Obsoles.]
        [1913 Webster]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "sub":
     U-boat, U-boot, Unterseeboot, act for, agent, alternate,
     alternative, analogy, backup, change, change places with,
     changeling, collateral, common, comparison, copy, counterfeit,
     crowd out, cut out, demeaning, dependent, deputy, disadvantaged,
     displace, double, double for, dummy, equal, equivalent, ersatz,
     exchange, fake, fill in for, fill-in, ghost, ghostwrite,
     ghostwriter, humble, imitation, in the shade, inferior, infra dig,
     junior, less, lesser, locum tenens, low, lower, lowly, makeshift,
     metaphor, metonymy, minor, modest, next best thing, ordinary,
     personnel, phony, pigboat, pinch hitter, pinch-hit, proxy, relief,
     relieve, replace, replacement, represent, representative, reserves,
     ringer, second rank, second string, secondary, servile, sign,
     spares, spell, spell off, stand in for, stand-in, subaltern,
     subject, submarine, submersible, subordinate, subrogate,
     subservient, substituent, substitute, substitute for, substitution,
     succedaneum, succeed, supersede, superseder, supplant, supplanter,
     surrogate, swap places with, symbol, synecdoche, third rank,
     third string, token, tributary, under, underprivileged, understudy,
     understudy for, utility player, vicar, vice-president, vice-regent,

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