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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.

Nearby words

balikpapan, balinese, balinese cat, baliol, baliol, john de, balisage, balistraria, balk, balkan, balkan frame, balkan mountains

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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for balisage

  • “Balizaze” is the Creole form of the French balisage, from balise, a sea mark, buoy—word adopted in our own nautical technology.

    "Gombo Zhbes"|Lafcadio Hearn