from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A balloon anchored singly or in a series over a military objective to support nets that hinder the passage of enemy aircraft.
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- n. A tethered balloon, attached to the ground with a metal cable, intended to deter low-flying enemy aircraft; used especially in World War II.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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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