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Meaning of bathyscaphe

bath•y•scaphe

Pronunciation: (bath'u-skāf", -skaf"), [key]
— n. Oceanog.
  1. a navigable, submersible vessel for exploring the depths of the ocean, having a separate, overhead chamber filled with gasoline for buoyancy and iron or steel weights for ballast.
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