bathyscaphe (ˈbæθɪˌskeɪf, -ˌskæf) or bathyscape (ˈbæθɪˌskæp)
/ (ˈbæθɪˌskæf) /
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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)
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Word Origin for bathyscaph
C20: from bathy- + -scaph, from Greek skaphē light boat
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Cultural definitions for bathyscaph
[ (bath-i-skaf) ]
A deep-sea research vessel that carries a crew and is free to maneuver independently.
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