bathyscaphe

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

Definition of bathyscaphe 

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

First Known Use of bathyscaphe

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bathyscaphe

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

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