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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A balloon, especially a passive balloon; a balloon without motive power. Contrasted with aerodyne.
  • n. A balloonist; an aëronaut.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine or vessel sustaining weights in the air; a balloon; a flying-machine.
  • n. An aëronaut; a balloonist.
  • n. In entomology, a tracheal dilatation forming an air-sac, as in the abdomen of the honey-bee and certain other insects.

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