bolide
[ boh-lahyd ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Early 19th century; Greek from French, from Latin bolis, bolid-, from Greek bolis ‘missile’
Synonyms
  • comet
  • falling star
  • fireball. meteorite
  • meteoroid
Definition
a large, brilliant meteor, especially one that explodes; fireball
Example
The astronomer loved to view a bolide through his telescope.
Usage Over Time

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