Fireball

Definition of Fireball

Fire´ball`
n.1.(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.
2.A rare phenomenon often associated with or caused by lightning, resembling a luminous ball of fire passing rapidly through the air or along solid objects, then disappearing, and sometimes exploding. It seldom lasts more than a few seconds. Also called ball lightning, globe lightning, globular lightning, or kugelblitz.
3.A large mass of fire caused by a large explosion, as of inflammable liquids or a nuclear device. The larger fireballs, as of nuclear explosions, rise seemingly intact into the air and may reach high altitudes while still glowing.

Related Words

Jupiter Fulgur, Thor, aerolite, alcohol, ball lightning, benzine, bolide, bolt, bolt of lightning, briquette, burnable, butane, carbon, chain lightning, charcoal, chondrite, coal, coke, combustible, cosmic dust, dark lightning, dope, ethane, ethanol, firebolt, firing, flammable, flammable material, flying flame, forked lightning, fuel, fuel additive, fuel dope, fulguration, fulmination, gas, gas carbon, gasoline, heptane, hexane, inflammable, inflammable material, isooctane, jet fuel, kerosene, levin bolt, lightning, meteor, meteor crater, meteor dust, meteor shower, meteor swarm, meteor trail, meteor train, meteoric shower, meteorite, meteoroid, meteorolite, methane, methanol, micrometeorite, micrometeoroid, natural gas, oak-cleaving thunderbolts, octane, oil, paraffin, peat, pentane, propane, propellant, radiant, radiant point, rocket fuel, sheet lightning, shooting star, siderite, siderolite, stroke of lightning, tektite, thunderball, thunderbolt, thunderstroke, turf
Word:

Browse

Fire shovel
Fire stink
Fire surface
Fire swab
Fire teaser
Fire tube
Fire water
Fire worship
Fire-fanged
Fire-new
fire-on-the-mountain
fire-raising
fire-resistant
fire-retardant
fire-sale price
Fire-set
fire-tree
Firearm
Fireback
Fireback pheasant
-Fireball-
Firebare
Firebird
Fireboard
Firebote
Firebrand
firebrat
firebreak
firebrick
firebug
firebush
fireclay
firecracker
Firecrest
firedamp
Firedog
Firedrake
firefighter
Firefish
Fireflaire
Fireflame
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home