from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A balloon anchored singly or in a series over a military objective, formerly used to support nets that hindered the passage of low-flying enemy aircraft.
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- noun A
tethered balloon, attached to the ground with a metal cable, intended to deterlow-flying enemy aircraft; used especially in World War II.
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- noun 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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