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zeppelin

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noun zep·pe·lin \ˈze-p(ə-)lən\

Simple Definition of zeppelin

  • : a large aircraft without wings that floats because it is filled with gas and that has a rigid frame inside its body to help it keep its shape

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of zeppelin

  1. :  a rigid airship consisting of a cylindrical trussed and covered frame supported by internal gas cells; broadly :  airship

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Origin of zeppelin

Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin


First Known Use: 1900


Zeppelin

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biographical name Zep·pe·lin \ˌtse-pə-ˈlēn, ˈze-p(ə-)lən\

Definition of Zeppelin

  1. Ferdinand (Adolf August Heinrich) 1838–1917 Graf von Zeppelin Ger. gen. & aeronaut




ZEPPELIN Defined for Kids

zeppelin

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noun zep·pe·lin \ˈze-pə-lən\

Definition of zeppelin for Students

  1. :  an airship resembling a huge long balloon that has a metal frame and is driven through the air by engines carried on its underside





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