Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chiefly siliceous meteorite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A meteorite consisting of silicate minerals

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stone, or metallic mass, which has fallen to the earth from distant space; a meteorite; a meteoric stone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A body falling through the atmosphere to the earth from outer space; a meteorite; properly, a meteoric stone. See meteorite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stony meteorite consisting of silicate minerals

Etymologies

From aero- + -lite. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I have suggested (Pilgrimage iii. 159) that the famous Black Stone of Meccah, which appears to me a large aerolite, is a remnant of this worship and that the tomb of Eve near Jeddah was the old “Sakhrah tawílah” or Long Stone (ibid. iii.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It appeared to me a common aerolite covered with a thick slaggy coating, glossy and pitch-like, worn and polished.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Whilst kissing it and rubbing hands and forehead upon it I narrowly observed it, and came away persuaded that it is an aerolite.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • A discussion arose on this subject, and Michel Ardan, always ready with an explanation, gave it as his opinion that the projectile, held by the lunar attraction, would end by falling on the surface of the terrestrial globe like an aerolite.

    Round the Moon

  • But later on it was discovered that the observers had been deceived in the body, and that what they had seen was an aerolite.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • Whatever it might be, asteroid or aerolite or aerial monster, it had reappeared in such a way that its dimensions and shape could be much better appreciated, first in Canada, over the country between

    Robur the Conqueror

  • This aerolite could not be the object in question, for how could an aerolite blow a trumpet?

    Robur the Conqueror

  • “Albatross,” so that she might have been taken for a flaming aerolite.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • Was it an aerolite shooting obliquely through the atmosphere?

    Robur the Conqueror

  • Some days elapsed without any object, aerolite or otherwise, being described, and without any trumpet notes being heard in the atmosphere.

    Robur the Conqueror

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