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


v.t. -shipped, -ship•ping.
to send or ship via aircraft: to air-ship machine parts.
air′-ship`pa•ble, adj.
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Verb1.air-ship - transport (cargo) by air
freight - transport commercially as cargo
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References in classic literature ?
And there were several navigable gas air-ships, not to mention balloons, in the air.
The narrative recounts the troubled experience of one such troglodyte, Vashti, whose rebellious son Kuno convinces her to travel across the world in an "air-ship" so that they can engage in the anachronistic custom of meeting in person.
It makes as much sense to press on to build this already obsolete building as it would to build an air-ship hanger.
The air-ship was fully one hundred and twenty feet in length.