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

  • n. A self-propelled lighter-than-air craft with directional control surfaces. Also called dirigible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lighter-than-air aircraft that can be propelled forward through the air as well as steered.
  • n. Any aircraft.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a steerable self-propelled light-than-air aircraft.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A buoyant balloon provided with a motor, propellers, and rudders, so that it can navigate the air under the control of an aëronaut; a dirigible balloon.

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

  • v. transport (cargo) by air
  • n. a steerable self-propelled aircraft

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