balloon barrage

balloon barrage
: a screen of balloons moored to the ground as a barrage against enemy airplanes

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a series of moored balloons, usually strung together and hung with cables, for impeding a low-level attack by enemy aircraft.

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balloon barrage noun
A system of balloons attached to each other and to the ground, as a protection against hostile aircraft
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Main Entry:balloon

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balloon barrage,
an antiaircraft screen consisting of barrage balloons.

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