• A rigid airship having a long cylindrical body supported by internal gas cells.
  • A dirigible balloon of the rigid type, consisting of a cylindrical trussed and covered frame supported by internal gas cells, and provided with means of propulsion and control. It was first successfully used by Ferdinand Count von Zeppelin.
  • A type of large <xref>German</xref> <xref>dirigible</xref> <xref>airship</xref> of the early 20th century designed to carry <xref>passengers</xref> or <xref>bombs</xref>.
  • a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs
  • German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)
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