kite balloon


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kite balloon - a barrage balloon with lobes at one end that keep it headed into the windkite balloon - a barrage balloon with lobes at one end that keep it headed into the wind
barrage balloon - an elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying low
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
During his return to our lines he saw a hostile kite balloon; attacking it as it was being hauled down he closed to point blank range at 300 feet altitude; on reaching the ground, the balloon burst into flames.
The radiomicrophone was suspended 3 m below a 3.3 [m.sup.3] helium-filled kite balloon (Raven Industries, Sulfur Springs, TX].
Above the destroyer, kite balloons provide Navy personnel a platform to spot submarines and other dangers.