a lighter-than-air craft in which air heated by a flame is trapped in a large fabric bag
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How to use hot-air balloon in a sentence
He would ride across the District of Columbia on his black horse, Dan Webster, or survey the countryside from a hot-air balloon.Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President | Tom LeClair | March 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A ride in a ski lift crafted to look like a flying hot-air balloon even brought visitors to the vantage point of a flying monkey.
But as with so many Scary Trend stories, it seems to have been inflated like a giant hot-air balloon.
The first time around, there was a hot-air balloon, a lake, and a waterfall.
The first time around, there was a hot-air balloon, a lake and a waterfall.
I've certainly been on a dead level, but you went over the church steeples like a hot-air balloon in a wind-storm.The Cottage of Delight | Will N. Harben
It shot up high in the air much more rapidly than Montgolfier's hot-air balloon had done, and was soon beyond the clouds.The Mastery of the Air | William J. Claxton
Thus was invented the hot-air balloon; and we buy paper replicas of it to-day.The Aeroplane | Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper
The hot-air balloon never could have become of great value to armies.America's Munitions 1917-1918 | Benedict Crowell
There was, too, very special danger in making an ascent in a hot-air balloon.The Mastery of the Air | William J. Claxton