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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 me·te·or·oid /ˈmitiəˌrɔɪd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Me·te·or·oid n.  Astron. A small body moving through space, or revolving about the sun, which on entering the earth's atmosphere would be deflagrated and appear as a meteor.
    These bodies [small, solid bodies] before they come into the air, I call meteoroids.   --H. A. Newton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (astronomy) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies
          that hits the earth's atmosphere [syn: meteor]