balloon-tip catheter n.
A tube with an inflatable balloon at its tip that, when inflated, can facilitate passage of the tube through a blood vessel.
balloonheaded adjective Stupid; oafish: Listen, you balloon-headed fool (1930s+)
balloonhead noun A stupid person; airhead (1930s+)
a bag made of thin rubber or other light material, usually brightly colored, inflated with air or with some lighter-than-air gas and used as a children’s plaything or as a decoration. a bag made of a light material, as silk or plastic, filled with heated air or a gas lighter than air, designed to rise […]
a person who ascends in a balloon, especially as a sport or hobby. Historical Examples The balloonist was Mr. John Sharp and he was rescued by Tom in a thrilling fashion. Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout Victor Appleton “I guess that will show up every pebble in the road,” commented the balloonist. Tom Swift […]