Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Partly or moderately rigid.
  • adjective Being an airship designed with a rigid internal keel but without an internal framework.

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  • adjective Partially rigid

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

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ rigid

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!

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

    Wonder Woman and the Lasso of Truth

  • 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

  • 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

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