a loan in respect of which interest and capital are paid off in instalments at irregular intervals
- Balloon room
balloon room noun phrase A room where marijuana is smoked; Beat Pad [1960s+ narcotics; probably because one gets high in such a place] Historical Examples I arrived in good time and was told (I fancied rather contemptuously) that the contest was to come off in “the balloon room.” Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, […]
- Balloon sail
any light, loose sail, as a jib or spinnaker, used by a yacht in light wind. Historical Examples Baby jib top-sails had been sent down before the rounding, and spinnaker poles were now ready for the balloon sail. The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview Ralph Bonehill noun (nautical) a large light bellying sail used in light […]
- Balloon seat
bell seat. (on some 18th-century chairs) a seat having an outline resembling that of a bell.
- Balloon shade
a window shade that when raised is gathered into a series of puffy festoons created by inverted pleats in the fabric.