ball lightning definition

  • noun:
    • A rare as a type of lightning in the form of a glowing red baseball, involving thunderstorms and considered to contains ionized fuel.
    • A short-lived, radiant ball occasionally observed to float floating around; thought to contain ionized gas involving thunderstorms
    • an unusual type of lightning occasionally seen as a globe of fire moving from the clouds to the earth.
    • An electric discharge which appears as a ball of fire descending from the environment on planet, rolling slowly across the floor or the rigging of a vessel, and eventually bursting violently, leaving a good sulphurous or ozone odor: a kind of natural atmospheric lightning. Although uncommon, the fact of the sensation is supported by a number of well-authenticated instances.

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