airship


noun

  1. a self-propelled, lighter-than-air aircraft with means of controlling the direction of flight; dirigible.

verb (used with object), air-shipped, air-ship·ping.

  1. to send or ship via aircraft: to air-ship machine parts overseas.

noun

  1. a lighter-than-air self-propelled craftAlso called: dirigible, zeppelin
n.

also air-ship, 1888, translating German Luftschiff “motor-driver dirigible;” see air (n.1) + ship (n.).

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