- a montgolfier.
Origin of fire balloon
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for fire balloon
You are a fire-balloon: you are going to burn yourself up with what you carry.Vittoria, Complete
I could make you a kite as big as a house or a fire-balloon.The Incredible Honeymoon
On another occasion, some experimental gentlemen of science, brought a fire-balloon near the pasturage one night after dark.
But I made a fire-balloon out of it afterwards, and we were all pretty glad that we had it aboard.
You had really better keep yourself dry, said the Fire-balloon.The Happy Prince and Other Tales