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1obsolete, rare A bomb dropped from a hot-air balloon (obsolete rare).
2historical A weapon consisting of a large balloon from which an explosive or incendiary device is suspended, dropping when the balloon is burst (now historical).
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Daily Advocate (Newark, Ohio).
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