Bolide



a large, brilliant meteor, especially one that explodes; fireball.
Contemporary Examples

Fire in the Sky! The Russian Meteor’s Aftermath Anna Nemtsova February 14, 2013

Historical Examples

Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
Space Viking Henry Beam Piper
Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
Castellinaria Henry Festing Jones
Astronomical Curiosities J. Ellard Gore
Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
Operation Terror William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster

noun
a large exceptionally bright meteor that often explodes Also called fireball

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