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.

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Origin of kytoon

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

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