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Meaning of "barrage balloon" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BARRAGE BALLOON

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BARRAGE BALLOON

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Barrage balloon is a noun.
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WHAT DOES BARRAGE BALLOON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

barrage balloon

Barrage balloon

A barrage balloon, sometimes called a "blimp," is a large balloon tethered with metal cables, used to defend against aircraft attack by damaging the aircraft on collision with the cables, or at least making the attacker's approach more difficult. Commonly the designs were kite balloons, having a shape and cable bridling which stabilise the balloon in windy conditions, allowing operation in higher winds than a spherical balloon. Some examples carried small explosive charges that would be pulled up against the aircraft to ensure its destruction. Barrage balloons are not practical against very high-flying aircraft, due to the weight of a very long cable.

Definition of barrage balloon in the English dictionary

The definition of barrage balloon in the dictionary is one of a number of tethered balloons with cables or net suspended from them, used to deter low-flying air attack.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BARRAGE BALLOON

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barracoon
barracouta
barracuda
barrage
barramunda
barramundi
barranca
barranco
Barranquilla
Barras
barrat
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barratrous
barratrously

WORDS THAT END LIKE BARRAGE BALLOON

balloon
doubloon
galloon
go down like a lead balloon
helium balloon
hot-air balloon
kite balloon
Kowloon
last chance saloon
lead balloon
loon
observation balloon
pantaloon
pilot balloon
saloon
shalloon
to go down like a lead balloon
trial balloon
Walloon
weather balloon

Synonyms and antonyms of barrage balloon in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «barrage balloon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BARRAGE BALLOON

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The translations of barrage balloon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «barrage balloon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

阻塞气球
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

globo aluvión
570 millions of speakers

English

barrage balloon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बैराज के गुब्बारे
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

بالون ابل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

аэростат заграждения
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

barrage balão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাঁধ বেলুন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

barrage ballon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Belon berarak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sperrballon
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

阻塞気球
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사격 풍선
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Balon geger
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đập bóng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பலகாரம் பலூன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोठे धरण बलून
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Baraj balonu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

barrage balloon
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

balon zaporowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

аеростат загородження
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

baraj de balon
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπαράζ μπαλόνι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

versperring ballon
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

barrage ballong
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

barrage ballong
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of barrage balloon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BARRAGE BALLOON»

The term «barrage balloon» is normally little used and occupies the 147.213 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BARRAGE BALLOON»

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U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle: Ground and ...
Moved to Parris Island in 1942 to become Barrage Balloon Group, Parris Island. Group consisted of Headquarters and Service Squadron and the Barrage Balloon School. Balloon training was suspended in the summer of 1943, and the group ...
Gordon L. Rottman, 2002
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Flying Magazine
The cables suspended from barrage balloons can and do wreck aircraft. The principal handicap of the barrage balloon is the same as that for the antiaircraft artillery weapon. It must be present in such enormous quantity in order to be effective ...
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Soviet Women on the Frontline in the Second World War
As the recruitment net was cast wider, women from the Urals came to predominate in the barrage-balloon divisions; they replaced almost all of the 12- man crews responsible for the balloon stations. Deploying a barrage balloon was harsh, ...
Roger D. Markwick, Euridice Charon Cardona, 2012
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Popular Science
A pursuit plane at Fort Lewis, Wash., simulates an attack on an old blimp made into a barrage balloon ... At Fort Lewis, Wash., soldiers of the 3rd Barrage Balloon Squadron have been undergoing training for some time in the technique of ...
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My Great Adventure to Normandy & Back
They had this barrage balloon that they towed on a long steel cable, to prevent the enemy airplanes from coming in and strafing (machine gunning the troops). It kept the enemy aircraft up at a height above the barrage balloons. If the Germans  ...
Edward Kent, 2003
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World War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia
During the Blitz, balloon crews devoted night duty to keeping barrage balloons at effective defensive heights and positions. Some 66 German aircraft were lost to collisions with barrage balloon cables. Smaller barrage balloons were also used  ...
Spencer C. Tucker, Spencer Tucker, 2011
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Dictionary of Military Terms
... concentrated artillery attack (usually lasting for some time); a barrage of mortar fire was directed at the enemy positions (b) man-made barrier in a river or estuary ; barrage balloon = balloon which is barrel battalion (Bn) secured to the ground ...
Richard Bowyer, 1999
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Aviation in the U.S. Army, 1919-1939
... balloon barrage dropped from plans for defense of the Panama Canal.126 After the British and French undertook sizable barrage balloon programs in 1937, the Air Corps decided to use $5,000 of its money to buy 1 balloon for experiments .
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Project spider-Massive natural passive defense against air raid
As mentioned earlier, the barrage balloon offers several distinct advantages that have been proven in wartime: it denies the low altitude to enemy aircraft, enhances air defense systems, and presents a definite mental and material hazard to ...
Anna Farahmand
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Cedarhurst Alley: A Lighter-Than-Air, Anti-Noise Novel
QZHAPTERB We drove out to Long Island that Friday night, and the huge eight- foot-by-five-foot-by-five-foot carton containing the barrage balloon was waiting for us on the porch where I had told Mickey Heidleberger to have it delivered.
Denny Hatch, Denison Hatch, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BARRAGE BALLOON»

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Final salute for one of Nuneaton's D-Day veterans
More than 350,000 soldiers and sailors and 5,000 ships took part in the invasion: "Every ship had a barrage balloon attached to it," said ... «Nuneaton News, Jun 15»
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Bygones: Derby police sergeant dad brought news of the outbreak …
The remainder of 1939 went by in a blur of troop movements, gun sites being made all over the place, barrage balloon locations and decoy ... «Derby Telegraph, Jun 15»
3
New Zealand wicketkeeper Ronchi signs for Somerset
He was struck by lightning in 1992 and, worse, knocked completely off his perch when hit by a barrage balloon during the Blitz in the Second ... «Gulf Times, Jun 15»
4
Father Time returns to his rightful home at Lord's cricket ground
He was struck by lightning in 1992 and knocked off his perch when hit by a barrage balloon during the Blitz – before spending the rest of the ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
5
NC military history on display
Camp Davis: Camp Davis housed more than 20,000 soldiers in 1941 until 1942 for the Army's Barrage Balloon School. The temporary base ... «StarNewsOnline.com, Jun 15»
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Test match in 60 seconds: Day two at Lord's
... this is the first of 113 Tests that Father Time has missed, despite a brush with a barrage balloon during the Second World War and the loss of ... «The Times, May 15»
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Father Time set for 100 hours of repairs
During World War II, it was wrenched from its original perch when it became entangled in the steel cable of a barrage balloon. It was reattached ... «Lord's, May 15»
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England v New Zealand, first Test: as it happened
... with after lunch. OFT has gone AWOL. Done for by high winds rather than barrage balloon cables like last time he was sawn off on his prime. «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
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'The Richard Peabody Reader'
An angry father “puffs up bigger and bigger/ — like a barrage balloon”; an ancient gospel singer owns an “Aerosonic stand-up piano/ whose ... «Washington Post, May 15»
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Leeds property news: the day Churchill visited Leeds and how …
Note, however, in the far right corner, the barrage balloon. These were huge, probably three times the size of a cricket pitch and half filled with ... «Yorkshire Evening Post, May 15»

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