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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

[blimp]
(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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The films include classics of the genre such as The Way to the Stars (Anthony Asquith, 1945), In Which we Serve (Noel Coward, 1942), The Gentle Sex (Leslie Howard, 1943) and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell, 1943).
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If he wishes to go down in history (a prospect appalling to a man of his touching modesty, I know, I know), then Citizen Hain should immediately set up an all-party Parliamentary Commission charged with wresting control from the Colonel Blimps and giving it to MPs.
Condemned by Middle England's Colonel Blimps, Sir Bufton-Tuftons and fascist fuddy-duddies, they are not like the riff-raff who follow the soccer team.
Naturally enough, the Defence Department dusted off their tub-thumping, harrumphing, retired Colonel Blimps to denounce the Polaris findings as nothing but a pile of socialist nonsense.