American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See airship.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That may be directed, controlled, or steered.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being directed; steerable.
- adj. capable of being steered or directed
- n. a steerable self-propelled aircraft
- Latin dīrigere, to direct; see direct + -ible. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And the style of the dirigible is only limited to the imagination!”
“A dirigible is something magical," said Jérôme Giacomoni, who was 25 when he founded Aerophile with a friend.”
“The Latin dirigere means “to direct,” and a balloon capable of being directed by a pilot was dubbed a dirigible in 1885.”
“PS Due to that flash animation we saw back in college, every time I hear the word dirigible, I hear the words, That’s lovely Mark.”
“I have to admit a secret love for the word dirigible here, too, which Buckell uses almost immediately in the story.”
“That is NOT a dirigible, that is a balloon - dirigibles are ridged, like zeppelins.”
“Sept. 24, 1852: A new invention called a dirigible creeps through the air from Paris to Trappe, France, taking three hours to travel 17 miles.”
“I don't have the issue on hand, but I suspect the dirigible is a reference to an early Batman called "The Batman Wars Against the Dirigible of Doom" in Detective Comics 33.”
“Butch shoots the snake, and tries desperately to regain control of the dirigible, which is plummeting earthwards at its top speed of 25 mph.”
“So far the stern test of war as applied to the science of aeronautics has emphasised the fact that as a naval unit the dirigible is a complete failure.”
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