1A ball of flame or fire: a crashed petrol tanker exploded in a fireball
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- It tore into the glass and metal, leaving a second gaping hole several storeys high from which a fireball of smoke and flame erupted.
- Giant fireballs and trails of fire accompany the performers in the energetic and dramatic display.
- At this point my engine exploded followed by a large fireball, with the fire spreading to the adjacent water.
1.1A large bright meteor.
- Past displays have featured a richness of both fireballs and faint meteors but have included fewer objects of medium brightness.
- Circles are the subject matter of her new work and she uses them to explore her fascination with planets, moons, suns, fireballs and comets.
- On this day, local residents observed a huge fireball, almost as bright as the Sun, moving across the sky.
1.2 historical A ball filled with combustibles or explosives, fired at an enemy or enemy fortifications.
- Catapults pelting fireballs were used with little effect.
- The sky was black as midnight, lit only by glowing sparks, firebrands and fireballs shooting into the air.
- In the olden days, the ships shot fireballs.
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