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bar·rage bal·loon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barrage balloon(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. barrage balloon(Noun)

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

Freebase

  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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How to say barrage balloon in sign language?

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Numerology

  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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