airship

noun
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 The character later joined him to stop bad guys on an airship over San Francisco. CBS News, "Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and "That '70s Show" star, has died at 65 after premature death report," 5 Jan. 2021 The museum is a Smithsonian affiliate and houses a collection of aviation history artifacts, including the Apollo 7 Command Module, artifacts from the German airship Hindenburg, and more than 200 World War II aircraft models. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, "Dallas Travel Guide," 25 Feb. 2021 The character later joined him to stop bad guys on an airship over San Francisco. CBS News, "Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and "That '70s Show" star, has died at 65 after premature death report," 5 Jan. 2021 Theories include everything from a coating on the airship’s exterior that proved flammable to an internal puncture to sabotage. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Why all the hoopla about hydrogen?," 19 Feb. 2021 The character later joined him to stop bad guys on an airship over San Francisco. CBS News, "Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and "That '70s Show" star, has died at 65 after premature death report," 5 Jan. 2021 The character later joined him to stop bad guys on an airship over San Francisco. CBS News, "Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and "That '70s Show" star, has died at 65 after premature death report," 5 Jan. 2021 The character later joined him to stop bad guys on an airship over San Francisco. CBS News, "Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and "That '70s Show" star, has died at 65 after premature death report," 5 Jan. 2021 The character later joined him to stop bad guys on an airship over San Francisco. CBS News, "Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and "That '70s Show" star, has died at 65 after premature death report," 5 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of airship

1826, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of airship was in 1826

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21 Mar 2021

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“Airship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airship. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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airship

noun

English Language Learners Definition of airship

: 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

noun
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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