barrage balloon


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bar·rage balloon

 (bə-räzh′)
n.
A balloon anchored singly or in a series over a military objective, formerly used to support nets that hindered the passage of low-flying enemy aircraft.

barrage balloon

n
(Military) one of a number of tethered balloons with cables or net suspended from them, used to deter low-flying air attack

barrage′ balloon`


n.
one of a series of anchored balloons from which cables or nets are suspended as a defense against air attacks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barrage balloon - an elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying lowbarrage balloon - an elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying low
airship, dirigible - a steerable self-propelled aircraft
kite balloon - a barrage balloon with lobes at one end that keep it headed into the wind
Translations

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