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bath·y·scaphe

 (băth′ĭ-skăf′, -skāf′) also bath·y·scaph (-skăf′)
n.
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)

also bath•y•scaph

(-ˌskæf)

bath•y•scape

(-ˌskeɪp)

n.
a navigable, submersible vessel for exploring the depths of the ocean, usu. having a spherical observation chamber under the hull.
[1947; < French, =bathy- bathy-]

bath·y·scaphe

(băth′ĭ-skăf′, băth′ĭ-skāf′)
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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bathyscaphe - navigable deep diving vessel for underwater explorationbathyscaphe - navigable deep diving vessel for underwater exploration
submersible - an apparatus intended for use under water
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Between 1953 and 1954 two new crewed bathyscaphes, the FNRS-3 and the Trieste, began to compete in reaching great depths.
Over the next fifteen years, bathyscaphes penetrated the depths of the ocean, finding life at even the lowest levels.