iron meteorite

  1. a meteorite that is composed mainly of iron and nickel

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How to use iron meteorite in a sentence

  • I saw the gray side of the rough iron meteorite itself, half-buried in the sand at the bottom of the pit.

  • The surface of a suspected iron meteorite is polished to a high luster and nitric acid is poured upon it.

    Astronomy | David Todd
  • It has been suggested that this “crater” was formed by the fall of an enormous iron meteorite, or small asteroid.

    Astronomical Curiosities | J. Ellard Gore
  • The Willamette iron meteorite, weighing 16½ tons, lay in a forest when found and was not deeply buried.

    Astronomy for Young Folks | Isabel Martin Lewis
  • The Bacubirito iron meteorite, weighing 20 tons, lay in soft soil, barely beneath the level of the surface.

    Astronomy for Young Folks | Isabel Martin Lewis

Scientific definitions for iron meteorite

iron meteorite

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