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Hot-Air Balloon

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Definition of the noun hot-air balloon

What does hot-air balloon mean as a name of something?


  1. balloon for travel through the air in a basket suspended below a large bag of heated air
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: balloon = large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air

Alternative definition of the noun hot-air balloon


  1. A balloon-shaped aircraft whose bag is inflated with hot air; it carries passengers and crew in a gondola slung underneath.


  1. "Hot-air Balloon" a.k.a. "Hot Air Balloon" is a 2009 promotional single by Owl City.
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  2. "Hot-air Balloon" a.k.a. "Hot Air Balloon" is a composition.
  3. "Hot-air Balloon" a.k.a. "Hot Air Balloon" is a song by American electronica artist Owl City. It was released digitally on iTunes as a promotional single from his second album Ocean Eyes, and was later included on the deluxe edition of the album.


Hot-air Balloon a.k.a. Hot Air Balloon is a rock opera written in 1998 by Jon Gutwillig, guitarist and founding member of The Disco Biscuits, a Philadelphia based trance fusion jam band.

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Google previewChildren’s World Encyclopedia

by S.Chand Experts

AIRCRAFT N 1783, the Montgolfier brothers sent a hot-air balloon 900 metres into the skies above France. It carried two volunteer travellers for ten minutes. An astonished crowd watched the e d balloon land. They had witnessed a * -U gravity ...

Google previewThe South African Dictionary of Sport (2003)

by Joel Alswang

See illustration balloonmeister the organiser of activities at a balloon meet barograph a barometer that measures and records changes in atmospheric pressure Balloon Burners Basket / gondola Hot-air balloon basket / gondola the cockpit and ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2014)

by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

hot-air balloon Transportation. a passenger balloon that acquires its lift from the basic principle that warmer air rises into cooler air; an onboard burner heats air that then flows upward into the balloon envelope, ...

Google previewColour Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

by Oxford Dictionaries,

ballast noun 1 a heavy substance carried by a ship or hot-air balloon to keep it stable. 2 stones used to form the base of a railway track or road. ballcock noun a valve which automatically tops up a cistern when ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 16: Sports and Recreation by Harvey H. Jackson III

During the two weeks before Derby Day, the Louisville community celebrates the Kentucky Derby Festival, which offers events such as fireworks, steamboat and hot-air balloon races, parades, concerts, and even a marathon. Since 1972, the ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1913)

Everybody's Book of Reference ... by Frank Moore Colby, George Sandeman

Balloon hot-air balloon made of linen, with some animals as passengers. These coming safely to earth, Pilatre de Rozier built a similar balloon, but added a furnace to keep the air hot after the balloon had risen. Having anchored it by a rope, ...

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