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- n. A balloon-shaped aircraft whose bag is inflated with hot air; it carries passengers and crew in a gondola slung underneath.
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- n. balloon for travel through the air in a basket suspended below a large bag of heated air
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They also supply the makers of hot-air balloon baskets, for which willow’s resilience and strength is ideal, or the weavers of willow coffins.
One day, at the urging of his classmates, he builds a hot-air balloon using a bedsheet and a hair-dryer, and flies from his Idaho home to Japan.