dirigibles

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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