nonrigid

adjective

non·​rig·​id ˌnän-ˈri-jəd How to pronounce nonrigid (audio)
: not rigid: such as
a
: flexible
a sheet of nonrigid plastic
b
: not having the outer shape maintained by a fixed framework : maintaining form by pressure of contained gas
A blimp is a nonrigid airship.

Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonrigid was in 1874

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“Nonrigid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonrigid. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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