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bath·y·scaphe(băth′ĭ-skăf′, -skāf′) also bath·y·scaph (-skăf′)
A free-diving deep-sea vessel consisting of a large flotation hull with a crewed observation capsule attached to its underside, usually capable of reaching the deepest parts of the ocean.
[bathy- + Greek skaphos, boat.]
bath•y•scaphe(ˈbæθ əˌskeɪf, -ˌskæf)
a navigable, submersible vessel for exploring the depths of the ocean, usu. having a spherical observation chamber under the hull.
[1947; < French, =bathy- bathy-]
A free-diving vessel used to explore the ocean at great depths. Bathyscaphes have a large floating hull attached to a round observation capsule that can hold one or more people.
bathyscaphe, bathyscape, bathyscaph
Oceanography. a small, modified submarine for deep-sea exploration, usually having a spherical observation chamber fixed under a buoyancy chamber.See also: Depth
a vessel for exploring the depths of the oceans.See also: Sea