Origin of dirigible
Examples from the Web for dirigible
The dirigible is now connected with the head of the mooring mast by a long length of steel wire rope.Flying the Atlantic in Sixteen Hours|Arthur Whitten Brown
On the other hand, the dirigible can maintain a stationary position aloft for hours on end.
If it can get above the dirigible the adroplane may bring about the dirigible's destruction by the successful launch of a bomb.
The dirigible balloon has one signal advantage over the aroplane in the matter of bomb-dropping.Defenseless America|Hudson Maxim
After the jump, he would arrive on the field suspended above the dirigible doing trapeze tricks.Disowned|Victor Endersby
Word Origin for dirigible
"airship," 1885, from French dirigeable, literally "capable of being directed or guided," from Latin dirigere (see direct (v.)). The word existed as an adjective in English from 1580s, with the literal sense.