Definition of balon in English:

balon

(also baloon, balloon)

noun

historical
  • In parts of south and south-east Asia, especially Siam (now Thailand): a long and richly decorated state barge propelled by oars.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Cogan (fl. 1652–1653). Originally from Portuguese balão, † ballaam; in later use partly reborrowed from French balon, † ballon long, oared boat of south-east Asia.

Pronunciation

balon

/bəˈlɒn/