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

Examples of bathyscaphe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That record was previously set by Rolex’s Deepsea Special way back in 1960 when Captain Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard took a bathyscaphe Trieste with that timepiece to a depth of 10,916 meters. Jeremy White, Wired, 7 Mar. 2022

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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 Aug. 2022.

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