hot-air balloon


hot-air balloon
noun
balloon for travel through the air in a basket suspended below a large bag of heated air
Hypernyms: ↑balloon

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hot-air balloon noun
One containing air that is heated by a flame to maintain or increase altitude
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Main Entry:hot

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hot-air balloon UK US noun [countable] [singular hot-air balloon plural hot-air balloons]
an extremely large bag full of hot air, with a basket attached that people can ride through the air in
Thesaurus: aircrafthyponym parts of aircraftmeronym

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noun, pl ⋯ -loons [count]
: a large balloon that is filled with heated air and that floats in the sky with a basket underneath for people to ride in

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ˌhot-ˈair balloon [hot-air balloon hot-air balloons] noun
= balloon (2)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hot-air balloon — hot air bal,loon noun count an extremely large bag full of hot air, with a basket attached that people can ride through the air in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • hot-air balloon — noun (C) a large balloon filled with hot air used for carrying people up into the sky …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hot-air balloon — Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier …   Inventors, Inventions


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