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 (dĭr′ə-jə-bəl, də-rĭj′ə-bəl)

[Latin dīrigere, to direct; see direct + -ible.]
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able to be steered or directed
(Aeronautics) another name for airship
[C16: from Latin dīrigere to direct]
ˌdirigiˈbility n
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(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.
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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
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A. ADJdirigible
B. Ndirigible m
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n(lenkbares) Luftschiff
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Invention of the precedent elevates the trial-at-law from the low estate of a fortuitous ordeal to the noble attitude of a dirigible arbitrament.
"If I did not reason as I do in regard to this gravel," he went on, "I should have to assume a balloon!--My dear fellow, the science of the aerostation of dirigible balloons is not yet developed enough for me to consider it and suppose that a murderer would drop from the clouds!
"Yes," says Captain Hodgson, answering my thought, "Castelli thought he'd discovered the secret of controlling aeroplanes when he'd only found out how to steer dirigible balloons.
To make matters worse, Nobile was in hospital for six weeks; he found such chaos on his return that a new set of ambitious plans (which even involved building a dirigible to reach the stratosphere) had to be abandoned.
"Click." Cliff Stoll single-handedly gripping the tether of a gargantuan Internet dirigible. It is crammed with noisy Internauts, thrilled to be bound for the promised Cyberland.
Active in the club is Big Jude Wanniski, supply-side propagandist, and John Fund, from the Wall Street Journal editorial page, who writes books for the dirigible of drivel, Rush Limbaugh.
But it's as if politicians and pundits alike are viewing the situation from the vantage point of a dirigible instead of from the edge of a bed.
They range from the surrealistic quality of the book's opening image, of a dirigible hovering beside the Sun Life Building under construction (1930), to the studied artistry of William Notman's composite of curlers on the St.
The dirigible Hindenburg was destroyed by fire as it approached its mooring mast at Lakehurst, N.J.
1929 German dirigible Graf Zeppelin completes trip around world.
Gregg Cusick; MY FATHER MOVES THROUGH TIME LIKE A DIRIGIBLE; Livingston Press (Fiction: Short Stories) 17.95 ISBN: 9781604891393
In 1928, the German dirigible Graf Zeppelin landed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, completing its first commercial flight across the Atlantic.