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Barrage balloon

a balloon or blimp, usually one of several anchored around a military area, city, etc., from which wires or nets are hung as a protection against attacks from low-flying aircraft.
one of a number of tethered balloons with cables or net suspended from them, used to deter low-flying air attack


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