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dirigible

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adjective di·ri·gi·ble \ˈdir-ə-jə-bəl, də-ˈri-jə-\

Definition of dirigible

  1. :  capable of being steered



Origin of dirigible

Latin dirigere


First Known Use: 1581


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dirigible

noun di·ri·gi·ble

Definition of dirigible

  1. :  airship



Origin of dirigible

dirigible (balloon)


First Known Use: 1885

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DIRIGIBLE Defined for Kids

dirigible

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noun di·ri·gi·ble \ˈdir-ə-jə-bəl, də-ˈri-jə-\

Definition of dirigible

  1. :  airship





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