Definition of Zeppelin in English:

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Zeppelin

Pronunciation: /ˈzɛp(ə)lɪn/

noun

A large German dirigible airship of the early 20th century, long and cylindrical in shape and with a rigid framework. Zeppelins were used during the First World War for reconnaissance and bombing, and after the war as passenger transports until the 1930s.
Example sentences
  • Relics from a golden age of flight when Zeppelins and airships ruled the skies have been on sale at a Swindon auction house.
  • For the fist time, civilians themselves were targeted with bombing raids by Zeppelins and coastal raids by the German Navy.
  • The Zeppelin airship is back, almost 70 years after it went down in a blaze in an accident in Germany.

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