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dirigible

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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ Above him vast silver dirigibles moved in the morning sky, great black crates strung beneath them. ▪ Drinking lifted his mood, made him feel like an old-fashioned dirigible , floating over everything. ▪ He studied the dirigibles ...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Dirigible \Dir"i*gi*ble\, a. Capable of being directed; steerable; as, a dirigible balloon.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
adj. capable of being steered or directed [syn: steerable ] n. a steerable self-propelled airship [syn: airship ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Dirigible is a 1931 American pre-Code adventure film directed by Frank Capra for Columbia Pictures and starring Jack Holt , Ralph Graves and Fay Wray . The picture focuses on the competition between naval fixed-wing and airship pilots to reach the South ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"airship," 1885, from French dirigeable , literally "capable of being directed or guided," from Latin dirigere (see direct (v.)). The word existed as an adjective in English from 1580s, with the literal sense.

Usage examples of dirigible.

They now came up over the big dirigible and tried to plant the last two bombs on her broad back, but the Bullet jerked so badly due to the lost aileron, that the bombs widely missed their marks.

The dirigible would be easier riding than the amphibian, but the hairy chemist knew there was no chance of using it.

At the hubs and junctions of the irrigation system, Auger made out the off-white sprawl of cities and townships, the tentative scratches of roads and the lines of tethered dirigibles.

A group of childless protectors had carved it out with solar mirrors and built into it a small life-support and controls system, a larger frozen-sleep chamber, a breeder atomic pile and generator, a dirigible ion drive, and an enormous cesium tank.

The Land dirigible was gliding away on a curving pathway that would take it miles to the east, down the road to the capital and then back towards the Pada River near Veron.

The combined aeroplane and dirigible balloon, a most wonderful traveler of the air, swung around, and then, with the deflection rudders slanted downward, came on with a rush.

Stevens connected up the enormous fixed or dirigible projectors to whatever accumulator cells were available through sensitive relays, all of which he could close by means of one radio impulse.

And a soft, mushy feeling under his backside, as if the dirigible were sliding on a surface of smooth, oiled metal.

Extracted from the natural gas of Texas wells by new and ingenious processes, this substitute for hydrogen, almost as light and absolutely uninflammable, produced in quantities of millions of cubic feet, would have made the dirigibles of the Allies masters of the air.

First the majestic Brandenburg, queen of the skies-- then the Navy dirigible San Diego -- and finally the great airship Ludendorff!

The ship, looking more than ever like a silver dirigible drifting with the soft breezes, floats over the river and railyards of northwest Da Vinci.

Doc knew there was aboard the dirigible one object that the mysterious chief behind both Hadith and Whitey Jano wanted greatly to get into his own possession.

With your dirigible, it would be possible to land on the ice pack and make an extended search.

Pan American flying-boat south to Recife, then Brazilian Airways dirigible to Apollonaris, just long enough to transfer to a Draka airship headed south.

The costermongers on Silverback Street were yelling and pointing at the fat dirigible uncoiling its dangling rigging to the earth.