bathyscaphe

noun
bathy·​scaphe | \ ˈba-thi-ˌskaf How to pronounce bathyscaphe (audio) , -ˌskāf \
variants: or bathyscaph \ ˈba-​thi-​ˌskaf How to pronounce bathyscaphe (audio) \

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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“Bathyscaphe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bathyscaphe. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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