a large, brilliant meteor, especially one that explodes; fireball.
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How to use bolide in a sentence
Astrophysicists say it was a bolide, or a meteor that explodes in the air.
It said blandly that a bolide—a slow-moving, large meteoric object—had been observed by radar to be descending to earth.Operation Terror | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
A bolide had fallen into the Catanian sea—he took me to the port and showed me precisely where.Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
They stopped arguing about last night's bolide to take ringside seats.
The argument on the path of last night's bolide and why it fell where it did is again in order.
It was the sound of the bolide's passage, arriving after the object itself had dived into the sea.
British Dictionary definitions for bolide
a large exceptionally bright meteor that often explodes: Also called: fireball
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