Definition of airship in English:


Syllabification: air·ship
Pronunciation: /ˈe(ə)rˌSHip


  • A power-driven aircraft that is kept buoyant by a body of gas (typically helium, formerly hydrogen) that is lighter than air.
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    • Academics are developing ways to replace satellites and mobile telephone masts with solar-powered airships for better and cheaper telecommunications.
    • From 1915 on, the first strategic bombing offensive was conducted by Germany against Britain, using airships and later large aircraft carrying bombs of up to 2,200 pounds.
    • Submarines were attacked by aircraft, airships, mines, Naval vessels (including submarines) and merchant ships.

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