Definitions for: Zeppelin


[n] a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs
[n] German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)



Webster (1913) Definition: Zep`pe*lin" (ts[e^]p`p[~e]*l[=e]"; Angl.
z[e^]p"p[-e]*l[i^]n), n.
A dirigible balloon of the rigid type, consisting of a
cylindrical trussed and covered frame supported by internal
gas cells, and provided with means of propulsion and control.
It was first successfully used by Ferdinand Count von
Zeppelin.

Synonyms: Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Graf Zeppelin

See Also: airship, artificer, dirigible, discoverer, inventor


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