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semirigid

[sem-ee-rij-id, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈrɪdʒ ɪd, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
adjective
1.
not fully rigid; partly rigid.
2.
Aeronautics. noting or pertaining to a type of airship whose shape is maintained by means of a rigid keellike structure and by internal gas pressure.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; semi- + rigid
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  • These semirigid airships were often used for reconnaissance flights.
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semirigid

/ˌsɛmɪˈrɪdʒɪd/
adjective
1.
partly but not wholly rigid
2.
(of an airship) maintaining shape by means of a main supporting keel and internal gas pressure
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