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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.
Finnish forest machinery and equipment manufacturer Ponsse Oyj said on Wednesday (30 June) that it had signed a cooperation agreement with the Russian Caterpillar dealer OOO Zeppelin Russland, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swiss-based Zeppelin International AG.
Early last century, numerous hangars were built across the country for fleets of Zeppelins employed for military and commercial purposes.
Even Satanism and the occult, while still mostly on the fringes, have enjoyed a dizzying rise in popularity thanks to the dark glamour of hard rock and heavy metal bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne -- and, more recently, shock rockers like the notorious Marilyn Manson.
Some four zeppelins were flown over Lake Constance in the southern German town of Friedrichshafen, watched by survivors of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster as well as former zeppelin mechanics and other people involved with the aircraft or simply enthralled by them.
Featuring Peter Eldridge from the original London cast of We Will Rock You and BBC TV's Altogether Now, Hats Off to Led Zeppelin will perform at The Slade Rooms on Friday, September 6.
Fronted by vocalist Vince Contarino and backed by the 35-piece Black Dog Orchestra, the show features 18 Led Zeppelin classics.
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It's a completely eclectic crowd, but everyone has one thing in common, and that's a mutual adoration of Led Zeppelin."
Born Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin in 1838, he had been a German general but retired early from the military, in 1890.
Fred Zeppelin, who were formed out of a shared love for Led Zeppelin's music, are now celebrating their 26th year together.