- A fast moving streak of light in the night sky caused by the entry of extraterrestrial matter into the earth's atmosphere.
- A juggling prop similar to poi balls, in that it is twirled at the end of a cord or cable.
- (martial arts) A striking weapon resembling a Track and Field Hammer throw, hammer consisting of a weight swung at the end of a cable or chain.
Etymology: Of Middle English origin, derived from the Latin meteorum, from the Ancient Greek ' (meteÅron), itself of the Ancient Greek ' (meteÅros) "raised from the ground, hanging, lofty", from ' (meta) "in the midst of, among, between" + ' (aeiro) "to lift, to heave, to raise up".
- Italian: meteora
- Spanish: meteoro
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