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fireball (plural fireballs)
- A ball of fire, especially one associated with an explosion.
- (astronomy) A meteor bright enough to cast shadows.
- 2003, Trevor Palmer, Paul D. Taylor, Robert N. Brandon, Perilous Planet Earth: Catastrophes and Catastrophism Through the Ages, →ISBN:
- In January 1999, a fireball exploded over Alaska.
- 2005, Surendra Verma, The Mystery of the Tunguska Fireball, →ISBN, page 234:
- Moments later a second satellite records a fireball exploding in the clouded sky.
- A class of sailing dinghy with a single trapeze and a symmetrical spinnaker, sailed by a crew of two.
- (heraldry) A charge made of a disc-shaped bomb shell, with four sets of flames, at the top, bottom and on either side.
- (historical) A ball filled with combustibles to be thrown among enemies.
a ball of fire
an explosion that results in a fireball
a meteor bright enough to cast shadows
a class of sailing dinghy
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- (intransitive) To explode in a ball of flame.
- The car swerved off a road, hit a wall, and fireballed as the petrol tank exploded.
- (baseball) To pitch the ball very fast.
- (transitive, fantasy) To attack with balls of fire.