semirigid


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sem·i·rig·id

 (sĕm′ē-rĭj′ĭd, sĕm′ī-)
adj.
1. Partly or moderately rigid.
2. Being an airship designed with a rigid internal keel but without an internal framework.

semirigid

(ˌsɛmɪˈrɪdʒɪd)
adj
1. partly but not wholly rigid
2. (Aeronautics) (of an airship) maintaining shape by means of a main supporting keel and internal gas pressure
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.semirigid - having a form maintained by a rigid internal structure as well as by internal gas pressure
aeronautics, astronautics - the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
rigid - designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure
2.semirigid - not fully rigid
inflexible - resistant to being bent; "an inflexible iron bar"; "an inflexible knife blade";
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