fireball fireball  /ˈfaɪ ər ˌbɔl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)
  2. (n) a highly energetic and indefatigable person
  3. (n) a ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)
  4. (n) the luminous center of a nuclear explosion

Usage(s):

  1. The ensuing fireball killed all 186 people on the plane and 13 more on the ground, making this the worst air disaster in Brazilian history.
  2. Suddenly, across the noonday sky from west to east, swept a brilliant fireball.
  3. Disbelief turned to horror as the reality became all too clear: McAuliffe and six astronauts had disappeared in an orange- and-white fireball nine miles above the Atlantic Ocean.

News

  1. The only thing Gennaro Gattuso fears is death

    Bearded fireball Rino Gattuso has been lined up to become Palermo's next manager following the club's relegation from Serie A once he ends his contract with Swiss club FC Sion. As he prepares to try and ride the mechanical bull … Continue reading ?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Dirty Tackle via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Annapolis entry Fireball captures first place in PHRF 1 for Annapolis-Newport

    That Fireball was listed as a first-time entry in the Annapolis-to-Newport Race was a bit of a misnomer.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CapitalGazette.com

  3. How Wacky is Fireball Tim This Monday? He's Shaved His Moustache! +VIDEO

    HOLLYWOOD USA - June 10, 2013: Episode 3 of Fireball Tim's Wacky Rides Monday is a pretty special, Fireball designs the Arizona Cactus Hot Rod.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Auto Channel

Quotes

  1. Alluding to a video clip of the missile smashing into the satellite, which he showed at the news conference, Cartwright said, "We have a fireball, and given that there's no fuel (on the tip of the missile), that would indicate that that's a...
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Gen James E Cartwright Source: FOXNews

  2. "In came Gary, a fireball of energy," Petersen recalled Monday. "And we were like, 'who's this guy, where did he come from?'"
    on Dec 22, 2008 By: Chris Petersen Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. The bomb, Kelly said, "would have caused casualties, a significant fireball."
    on May 3, 2010 By: Raymond Kelly Source: Times of India

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