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[bal-uh-sahzh] /ˈbæl əˌsɑʒ/
noun, Military.
a method of marking a land route with dim lighting so that vehicles can travel at higher speeds in blackout conditions.
Origin of balisage
< French, equivalent to balis(er) to place beacons, markers, buoys, etc., verbal derivative of balise beacon, buoy (< Portuguese baliza < Mozarabic < Vulgar Latin *pālītia; see palisade) + -age -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • “Balizaze” is the Creole form of the French balisage, from balise, a sea mark, buoy—word adopted in our own nautical technology.

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