meteor swarm


noun Astronomy.

any large number of meteoroids moving in parallel paths.
Compare meteor shower.
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  • By the time an hour had passed, the Falcon had groped out through the periodic break in the meteor-swarm around the asteroid.

  • He cut speed and eased the Sunsprite down into that thinner area of the meteor-swarm.

  • The thing that had registered as a larger lump in a meteor-swarm was not a meteor at all.

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