fireball (plural fireballs)

  1. A ball of fire, especially one associated with an explosion.
  2. (astronomy) A meteor bright enough to cast shadows.
    Synonyms: bolis
    cot en
  3. (sailing) A class of sailing dinghy with a single trapeze and a symmetrical spinnaker, sailed by a crew of two.
  4. (heraldiccharge) A charge made of a disc-shaped bomb shell, with four sets of flames, at the top, bottom and on either side.
  5. (military, historical) A ball filled with combustibles to be thrown among enemies.
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fireball (fireballs, present participle fireballing; past and past participle fireballed)

  1. (intransitive) To explode in a ball of flame.
    The car swerved off a road, hit a wall, and fireballed as the petrol tank exploded.
  2. (baseball) To pitch the ball very fast.
  3. (transitive, fantasy) To attack with balls of fire.

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