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A.Word.A.Day--bathyscaph

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bathyscaph also bathyscaphe (BATH-i-skaf) noun

A free-diving, self-contained deep-sea research vessel consisting essentially of a large flotation hull with a crewed observation capsule fixed to its underside, capable of reaching depths of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) or more.

[Bathy- deep + Greek skaphos, boat.]

"Physicist Auguste Piccard ascends into the stratosphere by balloon and descends into marine depths by bathyscaph." Barbara Shea, On the Go, Newsday, 2 Nov 1997.

This week's theme: words about oceans and seas.

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