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bolide

[ boh-lahyd, -lid ]
/ ˈboʊ laɪd, -lɪd /
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noun Astronomy.
a large, brilliant meteor, especially one that explodes; fireball.
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Origin of bolide

First recorded in 1850–55; from French, from Greek bolid- (stem of bolís ) “missile”
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British Dictionary definitions for bolide

bolide
/ (ˈbəʊlaɪd, -lɪd) /

noun
a large exceptionally bright meteor that often explodesAlso called: fireball

Word Origin for bolide

C19: from French, from bolis missile; see ballista
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