Definition of Meatball

1. Noun. Ground meat formed into a ball and fried or simmered in broth.

Generic synonyms: Dish
Specialized synonyms: Porcupine Ball, Porcupines, Swedish Meatball

Definition of Meatball

1. Noun. a ball of minced meat, seasoned and cooked ¹

2. Noun. (slang) a stupid person ¹

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Definition of Meatball

1. a small ball of chopped meat [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meatball

meat sticks
meat thermometer
meat ticket
meat tray
meat trays
meat wagon
meat wagons
meatal cartilage
meatal spine
meatball (current term)
meatball surgery

Literary usage of Meatball

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1. C3I: Issues of Command and Control edited by Thomas P. Coakley (1991)
"They are told, "Keep your eye on the meatball"—the lights on the left-hand side that have to be kept horizontal. The pilots are trained to focus not on the ..."

2. Thrifty Meals for Two: Making Food Dollars Count by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Thaw frozen meatball mixture in refrigerator. 2. Divide into 12 portions. Shape into balls. 3. ... Stir into meatball mixture. Stir in raisins. 7. ..."

3. Cats in a Chowder by Fred J Schneider (2006)
"I asked about the meatball. "News at eleven," Sal whispered, annoyed at repeating himself. "Now, while the blue bus drops us in my-kind-of-town, Chicago is, ..."

4. Vocabulary Centers by Jo Ellen Moore (2006)
"strawberry Two Words in One EMC 3347 • © Evan-Moor Corp watermelon Two Words in One EMC 3347 •© Evan-Moor Corp. meatball Two Words in One EMC 3347 ..."

5. New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle, Thomas Carlyle (1903)
"... and where you are haunted with an everlasting smell of roast meatball that I do declare to be the greatest of bores, and I would rather spend my days ..."

6. The US Virgin Islands Alive! by Harriet Greenberg, Douglas Greenberg (2006)
"It includes burgers, cheesesteak hoagies, mahi and pò boy shrimp hoagies and meatball and sausage subs. The wooden tables scattered through the dining room ..."

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