Balloon net
Balloon Bal*loon", n. [F. ballon, aug. of balle ball: cf. It. ballone. See 1st {Ball}, n., and cf. {Pallone}.] 1. A bag made of silk or other light material, and filled with hydrogen gas or heated air, so as to rise and float in the atmosphere; especially, one with a car attached for a["e]rial navigation. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc., as at St. Paul's, in London. [R.] [1913 Webster]

3. (Chem.) A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form. [1913 Webster]

4. (Pyrotechnics) A bomb or shell. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

5. A game played with a large inflated ball. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

6. (Engraving) The outline inclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure. [1913 Webster]

{Air balloon}, a balloon for a["e]rial navigation.

{Balloon frame} (Carp.), a house frame constructed altogether of small timber.

{Balloon net}, a variety of woven lace in which the weft threads are twisted in a peculiar manner around the warp. [1913 Webster]


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