Etymology
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zeppelin (n.)

1900, from German Zeppelin, short for Zeppelinschiff "Zeppelin ship," after Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838-1917), German general who perfected its design. Compare blimp. Related: Zeppelinous.

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Definitions of zeppelin
1
zeppelin (n.)
a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs;
Synonyms: Graf Zeppelin
2
Zeppelin (n.)
German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917);
Synonyms: Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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