Dirigible in a sentence

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Definition of Dirigible

  • Capable of being directed; steerable; as, a dirigible balloon.
  • a steerable self-propelled aircraft

How to use dirigible in a sentence. Dirigible pronunciation.

The craft was a sort of combined dirigible balloon, and aeroplane, and could be used as either.
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As I have explained the Flyer was a combined dirigible balloon and aeroplane.
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No aviation grounds or dirigible sheds are to be allowed within 150 kilometers of the Rhine or the eastern or southern frontiers.
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A small naval dirigible used for scouting by the British Navy.
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Partially successful dirigible balloons have been occasionally exhibited for a number of years.
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By popular subscription, and by government support, he was able to continue, and when the war began Germany had thirty-five dirigible balloons of the Zeppelin and other types, many of them as much as 490 feet long.
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Sea planes carrying bombs, small dirigible balloons known as "blimps," observation balloons moored on the decks of warships, steel nets, and especially devised anti-submarine mines, were also factors in the general work of submarine destruction.
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Tom regretted very much the destruction of the airship, but he at once set to work on another-a monoplane this time, instead of a combined aeroplane and dirigible balloon.
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As it was desired to proceed as quietly as possible, the craft was being used as a dirigible balloon, and the propellers were whirled around by means of a small motor, worked by a storage battery.
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Rapidly decreasing what had at first seemed a swift flight, they floated like ghostly dirigibles over the bay, heading for Manhattan.
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They saw its two hundred foot mooring mast for dirigibles rising above the eighty-five stories of the main structure.
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Across the plate of scintillating glass that was the sea moved rows of toy ships, tipped by the gleaming, one-fifth-mile long shape of a dirigible, of whose three scout planes Chris's was the leader.
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Below it somewhere lay hidden the ranks of the Black Fleet, complete with its own destroyers, submarines, cruisers, battleships, aircraft carriers and the ZX-2, sister dirigible of the Blue Fleet's ZX-1.
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The cream of America's sea forces had been assembled for that week of March, 1935, all the way from crabby little destroyers to the two newly completed monarchs of the air, the twin dirigibles, fresh from the hangars at Akron, a thousand feet each in length and loaded with the latest offensive and defensive devices developed by Government laboratories.
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He was too wrapped up in his job of spotting the van of the Black Fleet, radio-telephoning latitude and longitude to the bridge of the Blue Fleet flagship, and getting home to his dirigible without being declared destroyed by one of the war game umpires.
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He stared at the far-off dirigible, lost in admiration of her trim lines, pausing a minute before returning to his own ZX-1.
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Swarms of planes droned between sea and sky, all speeding in the one direction, west, to where the crumpled remnants of a dirigible were slipping quickly beneath the billows, beyond the sight of man.
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The dirigible, far in advance of the Blue Fleet, was roaring along at its full one hundred and fifty to hover over the grave of its sister.
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To jockey into the rack, he had to pass the dirigible and come up underneath from its rear.
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Through the telescopic sight, Chris had not seen a single white-clad figure standing beside the glass ports of the dirigible's control car.
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Examples of Dirigible

Example #1
There was a machine on board for generating gas, to use in the balloon part of it, and the ship, which was named the Flyer, could carry several persons.
Example #2
It had been, however, much improved.
Example #3
It could be used as either, or both, in combination.
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Start the gas machine full blast.
Example #5
The manufacture of aircraft and parts of aircraft is forbidden.
Example #6
The armed forces of Germany must not include any military or naval air forces except one hundred unarmed seaplanes.