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barrage balloon

[bə′räzh bə′lün]
(ordnance)
A balloon restrained from free flight by means of a cable attaching it to the earth; used to support wires or nets as protection against air attacks.
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Then 914 (barrage balloon) Squadron reported the Heinkel being chased off by three RAF Hawker Hurricanes.
An article on the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion led to a research project and first book for Linda Hervieux, a journalist for the New York Daily News.
These included infantry, anti-aircraft units, military police, barrage balloon operators, ordnance units, chemical corps, Navy and Army intelligence officials, and the Women's Army Corps.
At that time there was a barrage balloon above the park to try to stop the local factories being strafed and bombed by the Germans, and in charge of the men looking after the balloon was a young man from Ilkeston in Derbyshire by the name of Harold Turton, but always known by one and all as "Ted".
London, Sep 26(ANI): British troops are reportedly using 60 feet-long 'barrage balloons' to spy on Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
"Y cof sydd gen i ydy o'r 'Barrage Balloons' ac o wrando ar yr 'Incendiary Bombs' yn chwibanu i lawr ac wedyn swen y ffrwydrad," meddai J O sy'n dad i Gareth Roberts, cyflwynydd Y Clwb Rygbi, a Nia Roberts sy'n cyflwyno Pethe a Pethe Hwyrach ar S4C, yn ogystal rhaglen foreol ar Radio Cymru.
Indeed, if he was really awkward he might even choose to hoist a few Second World War barrage balloons.
If a portable screen costs in the region of pounds 2m could a possible solution be to employ a few barrage balloons with a material screen connected between each balloon blocking out the sun.
She might upgrade to a pair of barrage balloons and float into obscurity.
It features the barrage balloons that firm was able to produce for the Royal Air Force.
Two barrage balloons flew constantly over the venues, loaded with spy cameras.
The carnival procession at noon will include barrage balloons, the fashions of 1997 and decorated bicycles.