air·​ship | \ ˈer-ˌship How to pronounce airship (audio) \

Definition of airship

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

Examples of airship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But persuading people that an airship is safe to board may prove challenging. Katie Deighton, WSJ, 12 July 2021 The team's design — which looks like a hangglider — was modeled after the current Red Bull Flugtag world record holders' airship. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 1 July 2022 The latter will see the airship produce zero emissions. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 1 June 2022 The spectacular fireball that consumed the LZ 129 Hindenburg on May 6, 1937, effectively ended the age of airship travel. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, 26 Apr. 2022 And the potential to make your own fuel with not much more than water and some solar panels or wind turbines has led to interest from airship developers and marine biologists. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 20 Apr. 2022 Hoddé told Robb Report the residence can be tugged by the airship when in water. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 Apr. 2022 The Burbank Police Department airship looked down the canyon and found the teen 400 feet down surrounded by trees and vegetation. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 6 Apr. 2022 Others were carried away in the cabin when the gas balloon on the airship hoisted it back into the air, never to be seen again. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of airship

1826, in the meaning defined above

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12 Aug 2022

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“Airship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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air·​ship | \ ˈer-ˌship How to pronounce airship (audio) \

Kids Definition of airship

: 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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