airship meaning

  • An airship or dirigible is a type of aerostat or lighter-than-air aircraft which can navigate through the air under its own power. Aerostats gain their lift from large gas bags filled with a lifting gas that is less dense than the surrounding air.
  • In early dirigibles, the lifting gas used was hydrogen, due to its high lifting capacity and ready availability. Helium gas has almost the same lifting capacity and is nonflammable, unlike hydrogen, but is rare and relatively expensive.
  • The outer envelope of an airship may be formed from its single gas bag, or may be a separate supported skin.

    Definition of airship in English Dictionary

  • NounPLairshipsSUF-ship
    1. A lighter-than-air aircraft that can be propelled forward through the air as well as steered.
      1. Airships are posited to be cheaper to operate over time than fixed-wing aircraft, but as there are no large fleets, this is hard to prove in practice.
    2. INF Any aircraft.
      1. On weekends, I liked to spend my time at the airport watching the various airships take off and land.
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    Meaning of airship for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "airship" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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