Synonyms for blimp

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"Message from the 'blimp,' sir," again iterated the messenger on the deck.

As Darrin glanced upward he saw the "blimp" nearly overhead.

Apart from the "blimp's" report there could be no doubt as to the destruction.

Darrin followed for a few miles, keeping the "blimp" in sight.

Then it was a very important catch that the 'blimp' ran us into.

Their new banner, hoisted to dry in the sun, proclaimed: Blimp Mail.

"It sure beats a blimp," Senator Thebold said in admiration.

In effect, the blimp is a combination of balloon and aeroplane.

The blimp pitched steeply upward to a standstill, barely moving toward the parachute.

He had waited too long before using his elevator; and the chute fled hopelessly away just ahead of the uptilted nose of the blimp.

WORD ORIGIN

1916, of obscure origin, many claimants. "One of the weird coinages of the airmen" [Weekley]. Common theory is that it is from designers' prototype nickname Type B-limp, in the sense of "without internal framework," as opposed to Type A-rigid; thus see limp (adj.).

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aircraft

nounairplane

balloon

nouninflated material or vehicle
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