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Word of the Day 08/01/20 Bolide

Bolide (noun)
bolide [ boh-lahyd, -lid ]


noun Astronomy.
1. a large, brilliant meteor, especially one that explodes; fireball.

WORDS RELATED TO BOLIDE
comet, fireball, meteorite, meteoroid

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1850–55; < French < Greek bolid- (stem of bolís) missile

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR BOLIDE
Astrophysicists say it was a bolide, or a meteor that explodes in the air.
FIRE IN THE SKY! THE RUSSIAN METEOR’S AFTERMATH|ANNA NEMTSOVA|FEBRUARY 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST

Everybody's over at the tracking station, arguing about the bolide that went over last night.
CREATURES OF THE ABYSS|MURRAY LEINSTER

The bolide's course should be three hundred fifty degrees, not quite on a north-south line.
CREATURES OF THE ABYSS|MURRAY LEINSTER

But the plane saw the bolide as it struck the sea, and huge masses of steam and spray arose.
CREATURES OF THE ABYSS|MURRAY LEINSTER

It was the sound of the bolide's passage, arriving after the object itself had dived into the sea.
CREATURES OF THE ABYSS|MURRAY LEINSTER

The Bolide; she and the Enterprise had made a raid on Ithunn.
SPACE VIKING|HENRY BEAM PIPER

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