kite balloon

kite balloon
a barrage balloon with lobes at one end that keep it headed into the wind
Hypernyms: ↑barrage balloon

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: an elongated captive balloon with lobes that keep it headed into the wind for increased life — abbr. KB

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kite balloon,
1. a balloon that can be flown in the manner of a kite.
2. a type of captive sausage-shaped balloon used to elevate men for military observation, and acting more or less like a kite in retaining a fixed and steady position by means of vanes.

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