Definitions

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

  • n. See stinkpot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A composition of substances which in combustion emit a suffocating odour, formerly used in naval warfare.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A composition of substances which in combustion emit a suffocating odor; -- used formerly in naval warfare.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A preparation of pitch, resin, niter, gunpowder, colophony, asafetida, and other offensive and suffocating ingredients, placed in earthen jars, formerly used for throwing upon an enemy's decks at close quarters, and still in use among Eastern pirates.

Etymologies

stink +‎ ball (Wiktionary)

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