hot-air balloon


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hot-air balloon

n
(Aeronautics) a lighter-than-air craft in which air heated by a flame is trapped in a large fabric bag
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Noun1.hot-air balloon - balloon for travel through the air in a basket suspended below a large bag of heated airhot-air balloon - balloon for travel through the air in a basket suspended below a large bag of heated air
balloon - large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air
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hot-air balloon

[ˌhɒtˈɛəbəˈluːn] Nglobo m de aire caliente
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hot-air balloon

[ˌhɒtˌɛəbəˈluːn] n (Aer) → mongolfiera
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GOING UP: A hot-air balloon rises because the hot air inside is less dense than the cooler air outside.
A SCOT who survived a hot-air balloon accident in Luxor five years ago said yesterday's horror crash brought back memories.
Melbourne, FL, June 13, 2012 --(PR.com)-- A giant, seven-story tall RE/MAX hot-air balloon was on site at Suntree United Methodist Church today and gave dozens of tethered rides to the children and families with the Church.
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