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see airshipairship,
an aircraft that consists of a cigar-shaped gas bag, or envelope, filled with a lighter-than-air gas to provide lift, a propulsion system, a steering mechanism, and a gondola accommodating passengers, crew, and cargo.
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blimp

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(aerospace engineering)
A name originally applied to nonrigid, pressure-type airships, usually of small size; now applied to airships with volumes of approximately 1,500,000 cubic feet (42,000 cubic meters).

blimp

A colloquial term that refers to a small, nonrigid airship. See airship.

blimp

1. a small nonrigid airship, esp one used for observation or as a barrage balloon
2. Films a soundproof cover fixed over a camera during shooting
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