earth-grazer

noun

an asteroid in an orbit that takes it close to the earthAlso called: near-earth asteroid

Nearby words

  1. earth wave,
  2. earth wax,
  3. earth, evolution of,
  4. earth-god,
  5. earth-goddess,
  6. earth-mother,
  7. earth-moving,
  8. earth-shattering,
  9. eartha,
  10. earthborn

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