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bathyscaph

/ -ˌskæf; ˈbæθɪˌskæf; ˈbæθɪˌskeɪf; ˈbæθɪˌskæp /

noun

  1. a submersible vessel having a flotation compartment with an observation capsule underneath, capable of reaching ocean depths of over 10 000 metres (about 5000 fathoms)


bathyscaph

  1. A deep-sea research vessel that carries a crew and is free to maneuver independently.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bathyscaph1

C20: from bathy- + -scaph , from Greek skaphē light boat

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