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Definition of "meteorite" []

  • A stony or metallic mass of matter that has fallen to the earth's surface from outer space. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "meteorite" in a sentence
  • "A piece of a meteorite is a protection against gunshot."
  • "A meteorite is a meteoroid that reaches the surface of the Earth without being completely vaporized while traveling through our atmosphere."
  • "So, if I determine that a meteorite is going to hit your house, I may inform you that you "ought to move out of its way.""