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bar·rage bal·loon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrage balloonnoun

    an elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying low

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  1. barrage balloonnoun

    A tethered balloon, attached to the ground with a metal cable, intended to deter low-flying enemy aircraft; used especially in World War II.

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  1. Barrage balloon

    A barrage balloon is a large uncrewed tethered balloon used to defend ground targets against aircraft attack, by raising aloft steel cables which pose a severe collision risk to aircraft, making the attacker's approach more difficult. Early barrage balloons were often spherical. The design of the kite balloon, having a shape and cable bridling which stabilises the balloon and reduces drag, meant that it could be operated at higher wind speeds than a spherical balloon. Some examples carried small explosive charges that would be pulled up against the aircraft to ensure its destruction. Barrage balloons are not practical against very high-altitude flying aircraft, due to the weight of the long cable required.

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  1. barrage balloon

    A barrage balloon is a large balloon that is tethered to the ground with steel cables, used to deter low-level aerial attacks by enemy aircraft during a war. They create physical obstacles for the aircrafts, deterring them from flying at lower altitudes, and potentially damaging or destroying the aircraft if they collide with the cables.

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  1. Barrage balloon

    A barrage balloon is a large balloon tethered with metal cables, used to defend against low-level aircraft attack by damaging the aircraft on collision with the cables, or at least making the attacker's approach more difficult. Some versions carried small explosive charges that would be pulled up against the aircraft to ensure its destruction. Barrage balloons were only employed against low-flying aircraft; the weight of the longer cable made them impractical for higher altitudes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barrage balloon in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barrage balloon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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