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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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When a man cries -- and, by this stage, many of us were, including the groom we look like those ugly fish that men in bathyspheres find skulking around at the very bottom of the ocean; the ones that are so ugly, they need to lurk in the pitch black and hope that Jacques Cousteau doesn't visit and embarrass them with floodlights and a TV crew.
This novel also prompted oceanographers Charles William Beebe (1877--1962) and Auguste Piccard (1884--1962) to explore the sea in bathyspheres.
The isolated snapshots and shortterm, deep-ocean observations of early bottom cameras and bathyspheres have been replaced by much longer observations at, or near, the seafloor.