We were having a discussion at work about airships (zeppelins, blimps, etc.) and someone spoke about them sinking when they crash. Someone else said they can't sink because they're not descending through water.
So we googled the definition of the word sink, and got this:
- go down below the surface of something, especially of a liquid; become submerged.
- descend from a higher to a lower position; drop downwards.
The second definition means that an airship sinks. Then the same person that said it wasn't descending through water asked if that means skydivers are sinking.
Is there a better word than sink to describe what an airship does when it falls from the sky?