nonrigid nonrigid

Definition(s):

  • (adj) designating an airship having a shape maintained only by internal gas pressure and without a supporting structure

Usage(s):

  1. Ironically, the big nonrigid blimp was designed as an answer to the sudden death that had plagued the larger, rigid, lighter-than-air ships of the 1920s and '30s.
  2. Airship, nonrigid: An airship whose form is maintained by internal pressure in gas bags.
  3. The nonrigid blimps seemed doomed to the same fate.
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