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airshipnoun [C]

uk   /ˈeə.ʃɪp/  us   /ˈer-/ mainly UK (US usually blimp)
a ​largeaircraft without ​wings, used ​especially in the past, consisting of a ​largebagfilled with ​gas that is ​lighter than ​air and ​driven by ​engines. Passengers were ​carried in a ​structurehanging below.
(Definition of airship from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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