dirigible dirigible


  1. (n) a steerable self-propelled aircraft
  2. (adj) capable of being steered or directed



  1. Doubling the length of a dirigible, for example, increases its weight four times, but provides an eightfold increase in lift.
  2. Next were the Akron hills with the Goodyear-Zeppelin dirigible hangar mounting tremendously toward completion.
  3. The dirigible breaks down and falls into the sea.


  • New York City’s Skyscraper War

    New York City is witnessing a type of skyscraper war unseen since the days of the dirigibles.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New York Times


  • Walter Lord wrote a quarter of a century ago that "every one of these fine transatlantic liners has vanished from service. They are gone as completely as the dirigible, and almost as fast. If the river boats quietly faded away like a genteel lady in...
    on Sep 7, 2009 By: Walter Lord Source: Boston Globe

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