Ball-lightning definition

A rare form of lightning in the shape of a glowing red ball, associated with thunderstorms and thought to consist of ionized gas.
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A short-lived, glowing ball of light observed floating in the air or moving rapidly along the ground: generally assumed to be a rare form of lightning.
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A rare form of lightning in the shape of a glowing red ball, associated with thunderstorms and sometimes accompanied by a loud noise. Ball lightning is thought to consist of ionized gas.
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A short-lived, glowing ball sometimes observed to float in the air; thought to consist of ionized gas associated with thunderstorms.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ball-lightning
Plural:
ball lightnings

Origin of ball-lightning

  • A calque of German Kugelblitz.

    From Wiktionary