semirigid

[ sem-ee-rij-id, sem-ahy- ]

adjective
  1. not fully rigid; partly rigid.

  2. Aeronautics. noting or pertaining to a type of airship whose shape is maintained by means of a rigid keellike structure and by internal gas pressure.

Origin of semirigid

1
First recorded in 1905–10; semi- + rigid

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British Dictionary definitions for semirigid

semirigid

/ (ˌsɛmɪˈrɪdʒɪd) /


adjective
  1. partly but not wholly rigid

  2. (of an airship) maintaining shape by means of a main supporting keel and internal gas pressure

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