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  1. A self-propelled airship that can be steered
    Etymology: The term arose from attempts in the late 1800s to make a balloon steerable. In French, dirigeable means steerable. Over time the phrase "dirigible balloon" was shortened to just dirigible. In modern parlance, the term has been replaced by airship.

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