Meaning of “fireball” in the English Dictionary

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"fireball" in British English

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fireballnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaɪə.bɔːl/ us /ˈfaɪr.bɑːl/

a large ball of fire, especially one caused by a very powerful explosion:

Witnesses reported seeing a huge orange fireball as the oil refinery exploded.

(Definition of “fireball” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fireball" in American English

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fireballnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɑɪərˌbɔl/

a great mass of fire high in the air, esp. one caused by a powerful explosion

(Definition of “fireball” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)