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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.]
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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)
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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.
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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
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Translations

zeppelin

[ˈzeplɪn] Nzepelín m
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zeppelin

nZeppelin m
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zeppelin

[ˈzɛplɪn] nzeppelin m inv
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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.
Zeppelins Over the Midlands: The Air Raids of 31 January 1916 by Mick Powis.
They claimed that the Zeppelins had caused great damage in Liverpool, Birkenhead, Bootle and Garton and considerable damage to factories in Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham.
His hoped-for solution to the advances in aero-plane technology was unveiled on March 10, 1917, when the first of a line of high-altitude Zeppelins, L.42, made an inaugural flight to 19,700 feet.
For more than a year, the Zeppelins had rained terror on English towns and cities with a series of bombing raids.
IRON STEEL AND ZEPPELINS: An exploration of the vital part the iron and steel industries of Teesside played during the Great War as seen through the eyes of the people.
The result is Zeppelins Over the North East at PS4.50 - the third of Ian's First World War books.
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.
MR J A Sambrook, a well-known Ellesmere Port tradesman, has after many months of "continual" experimenting, perfected what he claims to be an antidote to Zeppelins.