- (of an airship or dirigible) having a form maintained by a stiff, unyielding structure contained within the envelope.
- pertaining to a helicopter rotor that is held fixedly at its root.
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It’s very hard for working parents, single working moms, to fit into the rigid corporate structure of having to commute in, having to work from eight to five.The biggest risks and opportunities for investors in 2021|matthewheimer|November 20, 2020|Fortune
In 2008, she was the fastest miler in the world to miss out, thanks to Canada’s extra-rigid qualifying standards—a distinction that left a bitter taste in her mouth.
With all this newfound information, Kussmaul created a rigid device about a foot and a half long and half an inch wide that was equipped with an external gasoline lamp.What really happened during the ‘Kentucky meat shower’?|PopSci Staff|November 11, 2020|Popular Science
Most of the electronic devices we use today are made of rigid metal, plastic and glass.Ordinary paper turns into flexible human-powered keypad|Kathryn Hulick|November 6, 2020|Science News For Students
Lift your feet off the floor and hold your body in a rigid half-plank, with a straight line from your knees to your head.
You rigidly avoid any food you deem to be “unhealthy,” such as those containing fat, preservatives, additives or animal products.Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession|DailyBurn|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the admirable things about Secretary of State John Kerry being his rigidly logical mind.
A column of wildebeest cantered rigidly in the other direction—all spindly legs, candyfloss white beards, and sloping backs.Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot|Joanna Eede|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Their voices amplified by PA systems, the protests' leaders exhort their audiences with rigidly ideological slogans.
High-minded pursuits dovetail with rigidly disciplining your body.
Tony, less self-centred, less rigidly contained, had penetrated her by an understanding sympathy greater than his own.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Every movement rigidly prescribed, arms held rigid and sharply bent at the elbows.The Man from Time|Frank Belknap Long
The voice that had been held rigidly to the usual calm clarity of an official announcer became suddenly high-pitched and vibrant.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
A fixed time-table was imposed, to be rigidly observed by all classes of paupers, in all workhouses, at all seasons of the year.English Poor Law Policy|Sidney Webb
Her hand clasped the back of the seat rigidly, as if she were holding something down.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird