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English definition of “airship”

airship

noun [C]   /ˈeə.ʃɪp/ US  /ˈer-/ mainly UK (mainly US blimp)
a large aircraft without wings, used especially in the past, consisting of a large bag filled with gas that is lighter than air and driven by engines. Passengers were carried in a structure hanging below.Balloons and parachutes
(Definition of airship noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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