Airship meaning

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A self-propelled lighter-than-air craft with directional control surfaces.
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Any self-propelled, lighter-than-air aircraft that can be steered; dirigible.
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A lighter-than-air aircraft that can be propelled forward through the air as well as steered.

Airships are posited to be cheaper to operate over time than fixed-wing aircraft, but as there are no large fleets, this is hard to prove in practice.

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(informal) Any aircraft.

On weekends, I liked to spend my time at the airport watching the various airships take off and land.

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