dirigible


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dir·i·gi·ble

 (dĭr′ə-jə-bəl, də-rĭj′ə-bəl)
n.

[Latin dīrigere, to direct; see direct + -ible.]

dirigible

(dɪˈrɪdʒɪbəl)
adj
able to be steered or directed
n
(Aeronautics) another name for airship
[C16: from Latin dīrigere to direct]
ˌdirigiˈbility n

dir•i•gi•ble

(ˈdɪr ɪ dʒə bəl, dɪˈrɪdʒ ə-)

n. adj.
2. able to be steered.
[1575–85; < Latin dīrig(ere) to direct]
dir`i•gi•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dirigible - a steerable self-propelled aircraftdirigible - a steerable self-propelled aircraft
barrage balloon - an elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying low
sausage balloon, blimp, sausage - a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon
car, gondola - the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
lighter-than-air craft - aircraft supported by its own buoyancy
Adj.1.dirigible - capable of being steered or directed
manageable - capable of being managed or controlled
Translations
vzducholoď
ilmalaiva
kormányozható léghajó

dirigible

[ˈdɪrɪdʒəbl]
A. ADJdirigible
B. Ndirigible m

dirigible

n(lenkbares) Luftschiff
adjlenkbar
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