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zeppelinPart of speech: Noun
A cigar- shaped dirigible balloon, named after its inventor, Count von Zeppelin of Germany, and able to fly lond distances and to carry a large weight; used by Germany in bombing raids over England and France during the World War.Usage examples "zeppelin":
- To- night I had planned a little expedition across into the enemy's country, a friendly visit to a Zeppelin shed, whose existence none of our fellows are aware of. - "With Haig on the Somme", D. H. Parry.
- The light flashed aloft; and there, so far above the Queen Mary as to be little more than a tiny speck, hovered a giant Zeppelin; and even as they looked, the airship came lower. - "The Boy Allies at Jutland", Robert L. Drake.
- And then the Zeppelin dropped. - "The Boy Allies at Jutland", Robert L. Drake.