a self-propelled, lighter-than-air aircraft with means of controlling the direction of flight; dirigible.
- Compare blimp.
Other definitions for air-ship (2 of 2)
to send or ship via aircraft: to air-ship machine parts overseas.
- air-ship·pa·ble, adjective
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How to use airship in a sentence
The tilt-rotor allows the airship to operate closer to a helicopter during takeoff and landing.YC grad Buoyant wants to solve middle-mile delivery with cargo airships | Aria Alamalhodaei | August 27, 2021 | TechCrunch
A number of companies have emerged in recent years aiming to resurrect the airship, an early technology that was abandoned in favor of airplanes and helicopters.YC grad Buoyant wants to solve middle-mile delivery with cargo airships | Aria Alamalhodaei | August 27, 2021 | TechCrunch
Made from a converted airship hangar and boasting a capacity of up to 8,200 visitors per day, it’s the fourth-largest building on the planet by volume.
It takes place on an airship, with new tasks and environments including a kitchen.‘The Last of Us Part II’ wins game of the year at The Game Awards, alongside new ‘Mass Effect’ and ‘Among Us’ reveals | Elise Favis, Gene Park, Mikhail Klimentov | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Later, parked in the yard by the barn, it becomes an ocean explorer, an airship, a planetary rover.Best children’s books of 2020 reveal a growing diversity | Christina Barron, Mary Quattlebaum, Abby McGanney Nolan, Kathie Meizner | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
The airship had become charged with static as a result of an electrical storm.Did Static Electricity Spark the Hindenburg Explosion? | Justin Green | March 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The fire appeared on the tail of the airship, igniting the leaking hydrogen.Did Static Electricity Spark the Hindenburg Explosion? | Justin Green | March 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In tax-paying circles it is said that the fashionable thing will be to start now and let the airship overtake you if it can.
They made a cluster of flashing color whose center point was a tiny airship, a speedster, a gay little craft.Astounding Stories, May, 1931 | Various
Then, for the second time, the stricken airship blundered over us, this time in the direction of the sea.The Romance of His Life | Mary Cholmondeley
Instantly, the proposition filled the air with airship talk.On the Edge of the Arctic | Harry Lincoln Sayler
The airship had been resting upon what seemed to be a little ridge.On the Edge of the Arctic | Harry Lincoln Sayler
British Dictionary definitions for airship
a lighter-than-air self-propelled craft: Also called: dirigible, zeppelin
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