Meaning of “meteorite” in the English Dictionary

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meteoritenoun [ C ]

us /ˈmi·t̬i·əˌrɑɪt/

earth science a piece of matter from space that has landed on earth:

Meteorites striking land usually vaporize instantly.

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