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Meaning of ZEPPELIN

Pronunciation:  'zepehlun, 'zepulin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a large rigid dirigible designed to carry passengers or bombs
  2. [n]  German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)
 

ZEPPELIN is a 8 letter word that starts with Z.

 

 Synonyms: Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Graf Zeppelin
 
 See Also: airship, artificer, dirigible, discoverer, inventor

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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