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zep·pe·lin

also Zep·pe·lin  (zĕp′ə-lĭn)
n.
A rigid airship having a long cylindrical body supported by internal gas cells.

[After Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin.]

zeppelin

(ˈzɛpəlɪn)
n
(Aeronautics) (sometimes capital) a large cylindrical rigid airship built from 1900 to carry passengers, and used in World War I for bombing and reconnaissance
[C20: named after Count von Zeppelin]

Zeppelin

(German ˈtsɛpəliːn)
n
(Biography) Count Ferdinand von (ˈfɛrdinant fɔn). 1838–1917, German aeronautical pioneer, who designed and manufactured airships (zeppelins)

zep•pe•lin

(ˈzɛp ə lɪn)

n.
(often cap.) a large, rigid airship consisting of a long cylindrical covered framework, suspended from which is a compartment holding the engines, passengers, etc.
[1900; after Count von Zeppelin]

Zep•pe•lin

(ˈzɛp ə lɪn)

n.
Count Ferdinand von, 1838–1917, German general and manufacturer of the zeppelin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zeppelin - German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)Zeppelin - German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)
2.zeppelin - a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombszeppelin - a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs
Translations

zeppelin

[ˈzeplɪn] Nzepelín m

zeppelin

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zeppelin

[ˈzɛplɪn] nzeppelin m inv
References in classic literature ?
For the great airships with which Germany attacked New York in her last gigantic effort for world supremacy--before humanity realized that world supremacy was a dream--were the lineal descendants of the Zeppelin airship that flew over Lake Constance in 1906, and of the Lebaudy navigables that made their memorable excursions over Paris in 1907 and 1908.
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22, veteran of 81 flights and 11 raids, was the first Zeppelin destroyed in 1917, taking Kapitanleutnant Ulrich Lehmann and 20 crewmen with it.
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They both looked up to see this great big Zeppelin flying above them and they began running as "things fell of it and started exploding around them".