Definition of bolide in English:
A large meteor which explodes in the atmosphere.
- Keep your eyes moving across the sky and stay alert; brilliant fireballs or bolides (exploding meteors) are possible.
- I know it wasn't a plane, a satellite nor a bolide, meteor, fireball or a shooting star.
- And an expert at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire believes the cause could be a bolide - a meteor between the size of a hazelnut and a tennis ball.
Early 19th century: from French, from Latin bolis, bolid-, from Greek bolis 'missile'.
Words that rhyme with bolidecowhide • allied • landslide
Definition of bolide in:
- US English dictionary
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