Definition of Pilot balloon

1. Noun. Meteorological balloon used to observe air currents.

Generic synonyms: Meteorological Balloon



Definition of Pilot balloon

1. Noun. (meteorology) A small unmanned balloon whose ascent is followed by a theodolite to obtain data for the computation of the speed and direction of winds in the upper air. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pilot Balloon

pilomotor reflex
pilon fracture
pilonidal
pilonidal cyst
pilonidal fistula
pilonidal sinus
pilose
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pilosebaceous unit
pilosebaceous units
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pilosities
pilosity
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pilot-hole
pilot balloon (current term)
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pilot biscuit
pilot bit
pilot blacksnake
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pilot cloth
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Literary usage of Pilot balloon

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1. Aircraft Year Book by Manufacturers Aircraft Association (1921)
"Mathieu Labrousse, Aide; Italy: Major Joseph Valle, pilot (Balloon " Audens ... Harold E. Weeks, USA, Aide; HE Honeywell, pilot (Balloon "Kansas City II"), ..."

2. The Principles of AĆ«rography by Alexander McAdie (1917)
"The paths of shooting stars, meteors, or bolides thus plotted indicate a possible height of from 150 to 200 kilometers. Meas- FIG. 7. pilot balloon AS USED ..."

3. The Principles of AĆ«rography by Alexander McAdie (1917)
"The paths of shooting stars, meteors, or bolides thus plotted indicate a possible height of from 150 to 200 kilometers. Meas- FIG. 7. pilot balloon AS USED ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1919)
"The extent to which our knowledge of the upper air has been, and is being, extended by this pilot balloon work may be seen from the fact that before the war ..."

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