bathy·​sphere | \ ˈba-thi-ˌsfir How to pronounce bathysphere (audio) \

Definition of bathysphere

: a strongly built steel diving sphere for deep-sea observation

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Despite being 44 years old, weighing close to 300 pounds and looking like a bathysphere on legs, Colon is adept at fielding his position, even pulling off the kinds of Globetrotter-esque plays that men half his age would flub. Stephanie Apstein,, "Nine Innings: How the Blue Jays Are Riding Out Their Hot Start, Bartolo's Sneaky Speed and Javier Baez's Transformation," 23 Apr. 2018 Don’t ever underestimated how low the moral bathysphere can dive. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "The Correction Matters. The Reporting Matters, Too.," 16 Mar. 2018 Although the photographer on Cousteau’s ship went down with just an oxygen tank and a camera, some old-school underwater photographers had to awkwardly squeeze themselves into spherical vessels known as bathyspheres. National Geographic, "Dreamlike Photos of Pioneering Underwater Exploration," 14 July 2016

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First Known Use of bathysphere

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bathysphere

bathy- + sphere entry 1

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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