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airship (n.)

also air-ship, 1819, from air (n.1) + ship (n.). From 1888 as a translation of German Luftschiff "motor-driver dirigible."

updated on November 30, 2016

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Definitions of airship from WordNet

airship (n.)
a steerable self-propelled aircraft;
Synonyms: dirigible
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.