kytoon

[ kahy-toon ]
/ kaɪˈtun /

noun Meteorology.

a captive balloon, combining the features of a balloon and a kite, used to maintain meteorological instruments at a fixed height.

Nearby words

  1. kyriale,
  2. kyrie eleison,
  3. kyte,
  4. kythe,
  5. kythera,
  6. kyu,
  7. kyushu,
  8. kyzyl,
  9. kyzyl kum,
  10. kz

Origin of kytoon

1945–50 variant spelling of kite1 (in the sense “a light frame flown at the end of a string”) + (ball)oon

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