Zeppelin (noun)

  1. A type of rigid airship with a long, cylindrical body, powered by one or more engines, and used for passenger and freight transportation, especially before the advent of commercial air travel.
  2. A shape or object having a long cylindrical body and rounded ends, resembling a zeppelin airship.

Origin:

Named after count ferdinand von zeppelin (1838-1917), a german general who first proposed the idea of a steerable lighter-than-air aircraft.

Examples:

  1. The zeppelin was once considered the future of air travel before it was surpassed by airplanes.
  2. The zeppelin was used by the German military during World War I for bombing raids.
  3. The luxurious interiors of the zeppelin were fitted with state-of-the-art amenities and comfortable furnishings.
  4. The zeppelin's rigid frame made it possible to fly in adverse weather conditions.
  5. The zeppelin was a marvel of engineering and design, inspiring a new generation of aircraft designers.
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