bathysphere


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bath·y·sphere

 (băth′ĭ-sfîr′)
n.
A deep-sea research and exploration vessel consisting of a spherical chamber in which persons are lowered by a cable from a ship at the surface.

bathysphere

(ˈbæθɪˌsfɪə)
n
(Physical Geography) a strong steel deep-sea diving sphere, lowered by cable

bath•y•sphere

(ˈbæθ əˌsfɪər)

n.
a spherical diving apparatus from which to study deep-sea life.
[1925–30]

bath·y·sphere

(băth′ĭ-sfîr′)
A spherical diving chamber in which people are lowered on a cable to explore the ocean depths.

bathysphere

Oceanography. a spherical diving apparatus from which to study deep-sea life.
See also: Depth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bathysphere - spherical deep diving apparatus (lowered by a cable) for underwater exploration
submersible - an apparatus intended for use under water
Translations

bathysphere

[ˈbæθɪsfɪəʳ] Nbatisfera f

bathysphere

nTauchkugel f, → Bathysphäre f
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The lab where the creature is kept is a riot of tubes and pipes, wall-high computers and what looks like a bathysphere.
Caption: PAGES 76-77: A) ELSE BOSTELMANN, Bathysphaera intacta Circling the Bathysphere, Bermuda, 1934, Watercolor on paper; B) HELEN DAMROSCH TEE-VAN, Long-spined Giant Squid, Bermuda, 1929, Watercolor on paper; C) ELSE BOSTELMANN, Saber-toothed Viper fish (Chauliodus sloanei) Chasing Ocean Sun fish (Mola mola) Larva, Bermuda, 1934, Watercolor on paper; D) GEORGE SWANSON, Fly Eyes, Carlpito, Venezuela, 1942, Watercolor on paper; E) ISABEL COOPER, Green Parrot Fish, Noma Expedition, 1923, Watercolor on paper; F) HELEN DAMROSCH TEE-VAN, Untitled (Blue Striped Grunt [Haemulon sciurus] and Polychaete Worm), Bermuda, 1933, Watercolor on paper.
The bathysphere attached to a 3,500-foot long steel cable was lifted and lowered by a steam-powered winch.
If you've never boarded the bathysphere to Rapture, then I can't urge you enough to get out there and buy a copy.
By 1930, the two settled on a spherical design for a vessel called the bathysphere (from the Greek words for "deep" and "sphere") that would be raised and lowered by a cable.
The bathysphere is an air hose away from being a tomb.
During the period he was detailed by Bill Buckley to fill the role of NR's television critic, he made the daily descent by bathysphere into the deepest trenches of the popular psyche as intuited by the hucksters in Hollywood and New York to encounter such strange, lurid, and unformed monsters of the deep as Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant, Ted Baxter, and Phil Donahue, and resurface to write about them the next day, never suffering as a result a case of the bends.
The device had stopped humming, but still looked like a bathysphere.
as bathysphere only knows to rise, knows the need for breath, for bright, and there I was in Chicago, the sun casting my shadows on pigments of mind.
He rides in a bathysphere to the underwater city of Rapture.
The ICBM R-7 rocket was modified with an upper assembly that carried a heavy bathysphere type ball (Fig.
Kady discovers Havoc's base in an old bathysphere but has a mixed reception.