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barrage balloonnoun [C]

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a large balloon , especially one of a group that is tied to the ground with metal ropes in order to stop enemy aircraft that are flying low
Translations of “barrage balloon”
in Chinese (Traditional) (阻止敵機低飛的)阻塞氣球…
in Chinese (Simplified) (阻止敌机低飞的)阻塞气球…
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