Airship

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Airship Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a steerable self-propelled airship

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  • a steerable self-propelled airship

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Airship Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Airships are kind of aircraft. Airships stay in the sky by floating. This is different from aeroplanes that stay in the sky by moving. An airship floats like a balloon. But an airship is different from a balloon. An airship has an engine for power and a way to control its direction of movement. A balloon does not have an engine or a way to control its direction of movement.

Some people may use the word "airship" to mean any kind of aircraft. This is not exactly correct. Technical people use the word "airship" only to mean a aircraft that floats and has both an engine and a way to control its direction of movement.

There are three kinds of airships. The difference is the amount of structure in the airship.

made in the 1920s and 1930's. Big rigid airships were also called dirigibles.



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