semirigid

adjective
semi·​rig·​id | \ ˌse-mē-ˈri-jəd How to pronounce semirigid (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semirigid

1 : rigid to some degree or in some parts
2 of an airship : having a flexible cylindrical gas container with an attached stiffening keel that carries the load

First Known Use of semirigid

1906, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Semirigid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semirigid. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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