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nonrigid

[non-rij-id] /nɒnˈrɪdʒ ɪd/
adjective
1.
not rigid.
2.
designating a type of airship having a flexible gas container without a supporting structure and held in shape only by the pressure of the gas within.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; non- + rigid
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Examples from the web for nonrigid
  • nonrigid airships have no frame and use only gas and envelope design to keep their shape.
  • The blimps frequently present above large sporting events are usually nonrigid airships.
  • The first nonrigid airship it acquired was an unusual airship because it was metal-clad.
British Dictionary definitions for nonrigid

nonrigid

/nɒnˈrɪdʒɪd/
adjective
1.
not rigid; flexible
2.
(of the gas envelope of an airship) flexible and held in shape only by the internal gas pressure
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