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.


A luminous meteor, resembling a ball of fire passing rapidly through the air, and sometimes exploding.


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Fire"ball`, n.

Ball, or globular, lightning.


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