Definition of captive balloon in English:

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captive balloon


A lighter-than-air balloon secured by a rope to the ground, used to carry radar equipment or for parachute jumps.
Example sentences
  • He had to run the gauntlet of the fire directed from a captive balloon, as well as from the ground, in order to attack his objective.
  • The highlight was the finish, the Prince of Wales feathers followed by the captive balloon, and then it was back home to gooseberry pie and new potatoes in June.
  • The first Cameron captive balloon was installed at the Longleat Safari park in southern England.

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