dirigible

[dir-i-juh-buhl, dih-rij-uh-]
noun
1.
an airship.
adjective
2.
designed for or capable of being directed, controlled, or steered.

Origin:
1575–85; 1905–10 for noun; < Latin dīrig(ere) to direct + -ible

dirigibility, noun
nondirigibility, noun
nondirigible, adjective, noun
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dirigible (dɪˈrɪdʒɪbəl)
 
adj
1.  able to be steered or directed
 
n
2.  another name for airship
 
[C16: from Latin dīrigere to direct]
 
dirigi'bility
 
n

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dirigible
"airship," 1885, from Fr. dirigeable, lit. "capable of being directed or guided," from L. dirigere (see direct). The word existed as an adj. in Eng. from 1581, with the lit. sense.
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Example sentences
Thus the airship or dirigible--a lighter-than-air craft with propulsion and
  steering systems--was born.
The plan involves suspending caged birds underneath a dirigible type of airship
  and traveling the migration route.
The dirigible used the built-in microphones on the badges to home in on the
  loudest source of sound and fly toward it.
Hearings before a joint committee to investigate dirigible disasters.
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