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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

nZeppelin m

zeppelin

[ˈzɛplɪn] nzeppelin m inv
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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.
By the First World War, Zeppelins had developed into viable reconnaissance platforms and on August 6, 1914 army Zeppelin Z.
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The result is Zeppelins Over the North East at PS4.
Zeppelins raided Ipswich in April 1915 and London, Southendon, Dover, Ramsgate and Southend the following month, but accuracy was poor and many bombs fell at random on sparesly populated countryside, prompting much ridicule in newspaper cartoons.
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She said she will never forget her one-hour ride aboard the Farmer's airship Zeppelin Eureka, one of only two Zeppelins flying commercially in the world.
London, Feb 18 (ANI): British pilots used exploding darts to destroy German Zeppelins during the World War One.
Up until that time, the Zeppelins had complete control of the skies, they flew much higher than our aircraft and anti-aircraft guns.
Zeppelins, the giant floating airships used to carry passengers and drop bombs until the 1930s, haven't been seen in American skies formore than 70 years.
First published in 1937, this is the early history of zeppelins and other dirigibles as told by Lehmann, the Commander of the ill-fated Hindenburg.