rigid airship

rigid airship
A type of dirigible that has a rigid framework to maintain its shape at all times. See airship.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • rigid — [rij′id] adj. [L rigidus < rigere, to be stiff, numb < IE base * (s)rig , cold > FRIGID] 1. not bending or flexible; stiff and hard [a rigid metal girder] 2. not moving; set 3. severe; strict; exacting [a rigid taskmaster] 4 …   English World dictionary

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