airship

noun air·ship \ -ˌship \
|Updated on: 21 Jul 2018

Definition of airship

: a lighter-than-air aircraft having propulsion and steering systems

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First Known Use of airship

1826

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AIRSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

airship

Definition of airship for English Language Learners

  • : a very large aircraft that does not have wings but that has a body filled with gas so that it floats and that is driven through the air by engines


AIRSHIP Defined for Kids

airship

noun air·ship \ ˈer-ˌship \

Definition of airship for Students

: an aircraft lighter than air that is kept in the air by one or more compartments filled with gas and that has an engine and steering


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