Definition of fire balloon in English:

fire balloon


  • A balloon made buoyant by the heat of a fire burning at its mouth.

    • ‘The original Fire Balloon, or Sky Lantern, was apparently invented in China.’
    • ‘For any type of experimental fire balloon, it is not a good idea to rely too much on an outside heat source.’
    • ‘The ‘Grand Edinburgh Fire Balloon’, which he invented, created a great deal of excitement in 1784 and ultimately resulted in Britain's first manned aerial ascent.’