Blimp

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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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Papageorge, one of the navigators, said that the Bermuda-Azores leg established a new distance record (1,881 miles) for a single flight by a non-rigid airship.
Steve Day and his fellow City supporters are taking to the skies in a non-rigid airship, or blimp, so they can have a bird's eye view of the game.
In association with Lindstrand Balloons of the UK, Delft Technical University in the Netherlands and DaimlerChrysler Aerospace of Germany, ESA has completed initial assessments of a non-rigid airship, known as the High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE) craft, or, more commonly, as a `blimp'.
Thousands of Americans, like Harold Edwards, would soon begin an assocation with non-rigid airships, or blimps, that would be largely ignored in most history books.
The company said it is the owner of the Type certificates for the largest certified non-rigid airships in the world.