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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fireball  \Fire"ball`\,  n. 
  Ball,  or  globular,  lightning. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fireball  \Fire"ball`\,  n. 
  a  (Mil.)  A  ball  filled  with  powder  or  other  combustibles, 
  intended  to  be  thrown  among  enemies,  and  to  injure  by 
  explosion;  also  to  set  fire  to  their  works  and  light 
  them  up  so  that  movements  may  be  seen. 
  b  A  luminous  meteor,  resembling  a  ball  of  fire  passing 
  rapidly  through  the  air,  and  sometimes  exploding. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fireball 
  n  1:  a  highly  energetic  and  indefatigable  person  [syn:  {powerhouse}, 
  {human  dynamo},  {ball  of  fire}] 
  2:  a  ball  of  fire  (such  as  the  sun  or  a  ball-shaped  discharge 
  of  lightning) 
  3:  the  luminous  center  of  a  nuclear  explosion 
  4:  a  very  luminous  meteor  (sometimes  exploding)  [syn:  {bolide}] 




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