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a self-propelled, lighter-than-air aircraft with means of controlling the direction of flight; dirigible.
to send or ship via aircraft:
to air-ship machine parts overseas.
Contemporary Examples

The airship had become charged with static as a result of an electrical storm.
Did Static Electricity Spark the Hindenburg Explosion? Justin Green March 3, 2013

The fire appeared on the tail of the airship, igniting the leaking hydrogen.
Did Static Electricity Spark the Hindenburg Explosion? Justin Green March 3, 2013

Historical Examples

airship travel was scarcely a novelty to our heroes now, but, like many other things, there was always some new feature to it.
The Motor Boys Over the Ocean Clarence Young

A man may reject the miracle of Jonah and yet see an airship.
On the Vice of Novel Reading. Young E. Allison

She would write to her mother of their rescue of an airship.
The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires Laura Dent Crane

The pioneer and airship divisions are placed with the advance guard.
Operations Upon the Sea Franz Edelsheim

The airship is on the market, ready to be purchased by whomsoever will pay the price.
Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland

“It’s an airship, a dirigible,” announced the executive officer.
Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers H. Irving Hancock

Then intuitively he realized that it would just about clear the German airship.
Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound Alice B. Emerson

Even the treasures in the airship had lost their lure for him.
Omega, the Man Lowell Howard Morrow

a lighter-than-air self-propelled craft Also called dirigible, zeppelin

also air-ship, 1888, translating German Luftschiff “motor-driver dirigible;” see air (n.1) + ship (n.).


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    afflicted with . Historical Examples Jenkins had been airsick once and didn’t want any more of the same. Castle of Terror E.J. Liston adjective sick or nauseated from travelling in an aircraft

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