Definition of Zeppelin in English:

Zeppelin

noun

  • A large German dirigible airship of the early 20th century, long and cylindrical in shape and with a rigid framework. Zeppelins were used during the First World War for reconnaissance and bombing, and after the war as passenger transports until the 1930s.

    • ‘London attacked from the air by German Zeppelins.’
    • ‘Relics from a golden age of flight when Zeppelins and airships ruled the skies have been on sale at a Swindon auction house.’
    • ‘For the fist time, civilians themselves were targeted with bombing raids by Zeppelins and coastal raids by the German Navy.’
    • ‘The Zeppelin airship is back, almost 70 years after it went down in a blaze in an accident in Germany.’
    • ‘Airships were also constructed, especially by Germany, which used Zeppelin airships for bombing attacks against civilian targets.’

Pronunciation:

Zeppelin

/ˈzɛp(ə)lɪn/