- barrage balloonsN-COUNTBarrage balloons are large balloons which are fixed to the ground by strong steel cables. They are used in wartime, when the cables are intended to destroy low-flying enemy aircraft.
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barrage balloon — barrage′ balloon n. mil one of a series of anchored balloons from which cables or nets are suspended as a defense against air attacks … From formal English to slang
barrage balloon — [bə räzh′, bəräj′] n. any of a number of anchored balloons with cables or nets attached for entangling low flying attacking airplanes … English World dictionary
Barrage balloon — A barrage balloon is a large balloon tethered with metal cables, used to defend against low level attack by aircraft by damaging the aircraft on collision with the cables, or at least making the attacker s approach more difficult. Some versions… … Wikipedia
barrage balloon — noun an elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying low • Hypernyms: ↑airship, ↑dirigible • Hyponyms: ↑kite balloon * * * ˈbarrage balloon 7 [barrage balloon] … Useful english dictionary
barrage balloon — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms barrage balloon : singular barrage balloon plural barrage balloons one of several large balloons that float in the air over a town to prevent enemy aircraft from attacking … English dictionary
barrage balloon — barrage bal.loon [ US .ˈ. .ˌ.] n a large bag that floats in the air to prevent enemy planes from flying near the ground … Dictionary of contemporary English
barrage balloon — /ˈbæraʒ bəlun/ (say barahzh buhloohn) noun a balloon used in a balloon barrage … Australian English dictionary
barrage-balloon — barrˈage balloon noun • • • Main Entry: ↑barrage … Useful english dictionary
barrage balloon — noun Date: circa 1920 a small captive balloon used to support wires or nets as protection against air attacks … New Collegiate Dictionary
barrage balloon — a balloon or blimp, usually one of several anchored around a military area, city, etc., from which wires or nets are hung as a protection against attacks from low flying aircraft. [1920 25] * * * … Universalium