At all events, the protagonists were somewhat loth to utilise the dirigible upon an elaborate scale or in an aggressive manner.
The dirigible balloon was of the Zeppelin type, and was not always dependable.
More than a century ago, you know, dirigible air-ships were invented.
"It's an airship, a dirigible," announced the executive officer.
Numerous airships of the dirigible type made their appearance and many balloon factories were established.
"Nothing but a dirigible, commanded by the right man," Dave explained.
Have a knowledge of the theory of the aeroplane, helicopter, and ornithopter, and of the spherical and dirigible balloon.
The dirigible swung; white-clad shoulders and body slumped into view.
I do wish we had one like that dirigible, with the planes on either side of it.
The crew of that dirigible of death, Chris discovered, had not had a chance.
"airship," 1885, from French dirigeable, literally "capable of being directed or guided," from Latin dirigere (see direct (v.)). The word existed as an adjective in English from 1580s, with the literal sense.