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Synonyms for Blimp

any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)

a small nonrigid airship used for observation or as a barrage balloon

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Goodyear nicknamed one of its first blimps the "Santa Claus Express" in 1927 to spread holiday cheer across the skies of America.
Raytheon's website says the blimps are meant to be tethered to the ground by a "11/8 inch thick super-strong cable," which should withstand 100 mile-per-hour winds.
Goodyear blimps have been providing televised aerial views - such as during Thursday night's NBA Finals clash between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors - since the 1955 Rose Parade and that year's Rose Bowl between USC and Ohio State.
The firmly tethered blimps can withstand strong winds with a speed of 100 mph or more.
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber company's (NASDAQ: GT) said ABC News' "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts is set to christen the company's newest blimp, Wingfoot One, on Saturday, August 23, in Suffield, Ohio.
This airship is the first of a new generation of Goodyear blimps that will be different in construction, appearance, and operation than the current fleet of blimps.
Yesterday, the company flew blimps in a bid to prove the turbines would not have any visual impact on the property.
GC has made it clear that once balloons and blimps rise over rooftops with more than a few meters, they can have an impact on the routes of low altitude aircrafts such as vertical and smaller aircrafts, and airplanes during takeoff and landing.
GC Director-General Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi said: "There has been a clear rise in the number of balloons and blimps in our skies, mostly used for personal celebrations, or for celebrating events such as the National Day of our beloved country or for advertising purposes.
Washington, July 2 ( ANI ): The US military has reportedly developed a surveillance blimp that fits in a box which can be loaded onto the back of a truck trailer.
William Kaiser (my uncle), rumors circulated around the squadron that using blimps for nighttime U-boat patrols at the Strait of Gibraltar was the idea of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
And today the huge Goodyear safety blimp - which was captured on television hovering over the Millennium Stadium during Wales' clash with England on Saturday - leaves the city for England.
In addition, Coalition officials are working in cooperation with Pakistani security forces to enable sharing of surveillance imagery collected from the blimps to aid in strengthening border security.
The program, which is a major part of the company's brand marketing mix, consists of two blimps, "Snoopy One" and "SnoopyTwo," as well as a celebratory blimp, "SnoopyThree.
As the boy genius of blimps growing up in Ukraine, he dreamed of building crafts that would cruise lightly through the air.