blimp

noun
\ˈblimp \

Definition of blimp 

1 : an airship that maintains its form by pressure from contained gas

2 capitalized : colonel blimp

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At least half a dozen people on Twitter asked if the match was being shot from a blimp. Tom Perrotta, WSJ, "From a Blimp? The Moon? Fans Assail Camera Angle at the U.S. Open’s New Stadium," 27 Aug. 2018 There are considerations about keeping the blimp partially inflated to save on helium costs. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "‘Baby Trump’ blimp arrives on Vashon Island," 20 Aug. 2018 The mayor of London has give the green light to plans for a giant blimp depicting President Donald Trump as a diapered baby to fly over the British capital during his visit on July 13. Joseph Hincks, Time, "A Giant Inflatable 'Trump Baby' Will Fly Above London During the U.S. President's Visit," 6 July 2018 Visit the website for more information about Goodyear's blimps. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter, cleveland.com, "Goodyear's Wingfoot One to fly Tampa Bay AirFest (video)," 10 May 2018 The attraction that’s drawn the most attention is the 19-foot blimp of adult-baby Donald Trump. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s Controversial U.K. Visit," 12 July 2018 The Goodyear Tire company is training pilots of its iconic blimps to fly new airships. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "If you saw the Goodyear blimp over Indianapolis, this is why," 18 June 2018 But with just one day to go, news of this rival blimp’s arrival — despite raising more than £50,000 ($66,000) according to the Crowdfunder web site – has quietened down. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "London Protest Organizers Plan to Take the 'Trump Baby' Blimp on the Road," 13 July 2018 Meanwhile, another protest will see a 20-foot blimp in the shape of an orange baby featuring Trump's face fly over Parliament. Alexander Smith /, NBC News, "Trump in Britain: President faces dozens of protests across U.K.," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of blimp

1916, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blimp

imitative; perhaps from the sound made by striking the gas bag with the thumb

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The first known use of blimp was in 1916

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blimp

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blimp

: a large aircraft without wings that floats because it is filled with gas

blimp

noun
\ˈblimp \

Kids Definition of blimp

: an airship filled with gas like a balloon

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