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dirigible (noun) – An airship.

(adj) – Designed for or capable of being directed, controlled, or steered.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Dirigible is a shortening of ?dirigible balloon,? a translation of the French ballon dirigeable ?steerable balloon.? Dirigible and dirigeable are derivatives of the Latin verb d?rigere ?to guide, align, straighten? and the common suffix -ible ?capable of, fit for.? Dirigible in its literal sense ?capable of being directed? dates from the late 16th century; the sense referring to the balloon or airship dates from the late 19th century.