Meaning of “meteor” in the English Dictionary

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"meteor" in American English

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meteornoun [ C ]

us /ˈmi·t̬i·ər, -ˌɔr/ also shooting star

a small piece of matter that falls from space with great speed, producing a bright light as it enters the earth’s atmosphere (= the air surrounding it)

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