Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Partly or moderately rigid.

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  • adj. Partially rigid

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not fully rigid
  • adj. having a form maintained by a rigid internal structure as well as by internal gas pressure

Etymologies

semi- +‎ rigid (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Kolpin makes a semirigid case for vehicles and ATVs; I believe you'll find that in Cabela's catalogue.

    Does anyone know of a back truck window mounted gun rack? i cant find on ANYWHERE! thanks!

  • The small control panel on his left arm is already glowing with a small LED annunciator, and he pushes the button to power it up and pressurize, hearing the tiny fans come alive as the oxygen mix floods the suit and the arms and legs go semirigid.

    Orbit

  • Mariano was in the next room, sitting on an examination table as he carefully pulling his drawstring trousers over the semirigid plastic cast that encased his right leg.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Its Rolls-Royce Allison engine and twin semirigid blades were “silent running,” which essentially meant targets on the ground could not hear the chopper until it was directly over them.

    Deception Point

  • Its Rolls-Royce Allison engine and twin semirigid blades were "silent running," which essentially meant targets on the ground could not hear the chopper until it was directly over them.

    Deception Point

  • The gaskets around the airlock in the bow were festooned with semirigid globs and streamers of translucent caulk, like clumsy strands of imitation seaweed.

    Neuromancer

  • Near the forward end of the unit, a semirigid plastic tube was connected, leading up to the face mask.

    Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung

  • This ship was a semirigid and was of a new shape, the envelope resembling in external appearance

    British Airships, Past, Present, and Future

  • G class was a rigid design which has not been proceeded with, and, with this single exception, all are of a semirigid type in which an essentially non-rigid envelope is reinforced by a metal keel.

    British Airships, Past, Present, and Future

  • Depending on whether it's rigid, semirigid or soft, back braces help prevent, limit or encourage the spine to stay in neutral position, shifting the force to the legs, thereby encouraging good body mechanics, helping prevent injury.

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