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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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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.
Their courting, under the searchlights and barrage balloons over Birmingham, was done by going on a "monkey run" down Newtown Row, past the various shops including Asbury's the flower shop, Pillsbury's clothes and all things material, the second-hand shop, Barclays Bank, Arthur Lowe's fruit and veg, the Little Market, Gould's Tailors, Griffins fruit and veg, Blacks the clothes shop, The House That Jack Built, The Aston Hip opposite The Barton's Arms, which was opposite the flea pit known as The Globe, up the High Street, left into Lozells Road, along to Hamstead Road, turn left down on to Soho Hill, down to Hockley Brook and left into Farm Street and then home.
The Taliban are starting to realise that these barrage balloons can see and hear everything, so the enemy can run but they cannot hide," The Daily Mail quoted a senior source, as saying.
Unlike temporary advertising blimps and the barrage balloons that were last a permanent feature of the city's skyline during World War II, the vast Bay balloon would be lit at night and sold as the most high-profile advertising space in the city.
And the capital's skyline was dotted with barrage balloons, used to defend against low-level attack by enemy aircraft.
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.
Vice-chair of the Friends' group Sheila Adams said contractors were in talks with the council over tree roots * THREE large concrete cubes on the park footpath near Coat Of Arms Bridge Road - used to secure barrage balloons and anti-aircraft guns in the Second World War - will create "an outdoor learning space" for children.