bathyscaphe

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noun bathy·scaphe \ˈba-thi-ˌskaf, -ˌskāf\
variants: or

bathyscaph

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Definition of bathyscaphe

  1. :  a navigable submersible for deep-sea exploration having a spherical watertight cabin attached to its underside

Origin and Etymology of bathyscaphe

borrowed from French bathyscaphe, from bathy- bathy- + Greek skáphos “hull of a ship, ship”


First Known Use: 1947


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