bolide

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English[edit]

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An especially bright meteor, a bolide (in astronomy)

Etymology[edit]

From French bolide, from Latin bolis, from Ancient Greek βολίς (bolís, missile, arrow, javelin).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbo.laɪd/, /ˈbo.lɪd/

Noun[edit]

bolide (plural bolides)

  1. An extremely bright meteor
  2. Any extraterrestrial body that collides with Earth
  3. A fireball

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Quotations[edit]

The smallest impactor that can penetrate the atmosphere deep enough to cause any damage on the ground is not much smaller than the "Tunguska" bolide that flattened a couple thousand square miles of Siberian forest in 1908.
Alan Harris

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin bolis.

Noun[edit]

bolide m (plural bolides)

  1. fast racing car, high-powered car
  2. (astronomy) fireball

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bolide m (plural bolidi)

  1. meteor
  2. racing car

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