Definition of Ballonet

1. Noun. one of several small balloons, inside a dirigible, that can be inflated or deflated to control buoyancy during flight ¹



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Definition of Ballonet

1. a small balloon [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ballonet

ballistics
ballistite
ballistocardiogram
ballistocardiograph
ballistocardiography
ballistophobia
ballistæ
ballium
balliums
balljoint
ballmaker
ballmakers
ballon
ballonet (current term)
ballonets
ballonne
ballonnes
ballons
balloon
balloon-tip catheter
balloon angioplasty
balloon animal
balloon bomb
balloon catheter
balloon cell
balloon cell nevus
balloon clock
balloon clocks

Literary usage of Ballonet

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1. Military Observation Balloons (captive and Free): A Complete Treatise on by Emil Joseph Widmer (1917)
"3 and 4), and the steering ballonet S (Plate I, Figs. 3 and 4). Gas Bag. The gas bag constitutes the greater part of the envelope and contains the gas for ..."

2. Textbook of Naval Aeronautics by Henry Woodhouse (1917)
"This suspension holds the ballonet in place and prevents shifting fore and aft ... The lower part of the ballonet is to be secured to a patch of doubled ..."

3. The Boys' Book of Airships by Harry Delacombe (1909)
"The ballonet for air had a capacity of nearly 23000 cubic feet, or about one-fifth the total volume. This was calculated to permit reaching a height of ..."

4. The Reign of Rubber by William Chauncey Geer (1922)
"The air flows into this ballonet space, raises it, and maintains sufficient pressure ... Without the ballonet, the kite-balloon would become a shapeless and ..."

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