6. The outline inclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure. Air balloon, a balloon for aerial navigation. Balloon frame, a house frame constructed altogether of small timber. Balloon net, a variety of woven lace in which the weft threads are twisted in a peculiar manner around the warp.
Origin: F. Ballon, aug. Of balle ball: cf. It. Ballone. See 1st Ball, and cf. Pallone.
(01 Mar 1998)
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