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.


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


  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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