Definition of Barrage balloon

1. Noun. An elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying low.

Generic synonyms: Airship, Dirigible
Specialized synonyms: Kite Balloon



Definition of Barrage balloon

1. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barrage Balloon

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barracoons
barracouata
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barracuda
barracudalike
barracudas
barracudina
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barrads
barrage
barrage balloon (current term)
barrage balloons
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barrage jam
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barramundas
barramundi
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Literary usage of Barrage balloon

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1. Aviation in the U.S. Army, 1919-1939 by Maurer Maurer (1987)
"Thompson, barrage balloon Development, pp 14-17, 19-20. 128. Craven and Gate, The Army Air Forces ... The Air Corps began a barrage balloon program in 1940. ..."

2. A Place for a Village by Brian Spittle (2006)
"Another prank that pleased me was the affair of the barrage balloon. We arrived early one day at the drill hall to find the place occupied completely by an ..."

3. From Makin to Bougainville: Marine Raiders in the Pacific War by Jon T. Hoffman (1996)
"... the Corps had committed defense battalions, parachute battalions, raider battalions, barrage balloon detachments, and many others. ..."

4. Opening Moves: Marines Gear Up for Warby Henry I. Shaw, Jr. by Henry I. Shaw, Jr. (1996)
"... and barrage balloon squadrons, all of which were disbanded eventually in the face of the realities of the island- dominated Pacific theater. ..."

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