semi·​rig·​id ˌse-mē-ˈri-jəd How to pronounce semirigid (audio)
: rigid to some degree or in some parts
of an airship : having a flexible cylindrical gas container with an attached stiffening keel that carries the load

Examples of semirigid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use semirigid or rigid metal ducting, which is smoother inside and less likely to catch lint. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of semirigid was in 1906

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“Semirigid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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