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airship

[ air-ship ]
/ ˈɛərˌʃɪp /
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noun
a self-propelled, lighter-than-air aircraft with means of controlling the direction of flight; dirigible.
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Origin of airship

1810–20, for an earlier sense; air1 + ship1

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air-ship
[ air-ship ]
/ ˈɛərˌʃɪp /

verb (used with object), air-shipped, air-ship·ping.
to send or ship via aircraft: to air-ship machine parts overseas.

Origin of air-ship

First recorded in 1950–1955

OTHER WORDS FROM air-ship

air-ship·pa·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for airship

airship
/ (ˈɛəˌʃɪp) /

noun
a lighter-than-air self-propelled craftAlso called: dirigible, zeppelin
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