airship

airship
noun Date: 1819 a lighter-than-air aircraft having propulsion and steering systems

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • airship — n. 1. 1 a steerable self propelled light than air aircraft. Syn: dirigible [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • airship — (n.) also air ship, 1888, from Ger. Luftschiff motor driver dirigible; see AIR (Cf. air) (n.1) + SHIP (Cf. ship) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • airship — ► NOUN ▪ a power driven aircraft kept buoyant by a body of gas (usually helium) which is lighter than air …   English terms dictionary

  • airship — [er′ship΄] n. any self propelled aircraft that is lighter than air and can be steered; dirigible …   English World dictionary

  • Airship — For other uses, see Airship (disambiguation). Dirigible redirects here. For the 1931 film, see Dirigible (film). Not to be confused with Balloon (aircraft) or Blimp. Airship …   Wikipedia

  • airship — /air ship /, n. a self propelled, lighter than air aircraft with means of controlling the direction of flight; dirigible. Cf. blimp. [1810 20, for an earlier sense; AIR1 + SHIP] * * * or dirigible Lighter than air aircraft with steering and… …   Universalium

  • Airship — (en français : « aéronef », « vaisseau volant ») était le terme utilisé à la fin du XIXe siècle et au début du XXe, principalement en Europe et en Amérique du Nord, pour désigner des phénomènes aériens non identifiés. Les …   Wikipédia en Français

  • airship — Synonyms and related words: Graf Zeppelin, aerostat, ballonet, balloon, basket, blimp, car, catwalk, dirigible, dirigible balloon, envelope, gas chamber, gasbag, gondola, lighter than air craft, mooring harness, rigid airship, sandbag, semirigid… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • airship — UK [ˈeə(r)ˌʃɪp] / US [ˈerˌʃɪp] noun [countable] Word forms airship : singular airship plural airships an aircraft without wings that is filled with gas and has an engine …   English dictionary

  • airship — I airliner, airplane, airship (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See aviation. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. dirigible, zeppelin, lighter than air craft; see balloon , plane 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • airship — [[t]e͟ə(r)ʃɪp[/t]] airships N COUNT An airship is an aircraft that consists of a large balloon which is filled with gas and is powered by an engine. It has a section underneath for passengers …   English dictionary

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