Definition of blimp
1 : an airship that maintains its form by pressure from contained gas
2 capitalized : colonel blimp
Recent Examples of blimp from the Web
Known to love dirigibles, Brin would use the blimp, which could cost as much as $150 million, for personal travel, too.
James Crawford, technical area lead for the Autonomy and Robotics group, says the team may one day get to experiment with blimp-like robots.
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Origin and Etymology of blimp
imitative; perhaps from the sound made by striking the gas bag with the thumb
First Known Use: 1916
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Definition of blimp for English Language Learners
: a large aircraft without wings that floats because it is filled with gas
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Definition of blimp for Students
: an airship filled with gas like a balloon
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