bath|y|scaphe

bath|y|scaph or bath|y|scaphe «BATH uh skaf», noun.
a diving craft consisting of a round steel chamber attached to a hull that can be navigated underwater to explore the depths of the sea: »

The bathyscaph's basic idea is to imitate underwater the free-flying balloon of the air (Manchester Guardian).

[< Greek bathýs deep + skáphē a bowl, tub]

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  • bath|y|scaph — or bath|y|scaphe «BATH uh skaf», noun. a diving craft consisting of a round steel chamber attached to a hull that can be navigated underwater to explore the depths of the sea: »The bathyscaph s basic idea is to imitate underwater the free flying… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -scaphe — ♦ Élément, du gr. skaphê « barque » : bathyscaphe. ⇒ SCAPHE, élém. formant Élém. tiré du gr. « bateau, barque », entrant dans la constr. de subst. du vocab. de la mar. ou de l aéron. V. aéroscaphe, bathyscaphe, podoscaphe (rem. s.v. pod(o) ),… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • scaphé — [skafe] n. m. ÉTYM. 1818, in D. D. L.; mot lat.; du grec d abord « objet creusé, vaisseau ». ❖ ♦ Antiquité. 1 Gnomon. 2 (1876). Vase, récipient sacrificiel, en Grèce …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • SCAPHE — urbs Mesopotamiae, Piolem …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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