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ballonet

[bal-uh-ney] /ˌbæl əˈneɪ/
noun
1.
an air or gasbag compartment in a balloon or airship, used to control buoyancy and maintain shape.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < French; see balloon, -et
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ballonet

/ˌbæləˈnɛt/
noun
1.
an air or gas compartment in a balloon or nonrigid airship, used to control buoyancy and shape
Word Origin
C20: from French ballonnet a little balloon
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