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

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

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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