meatball


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meat·ball

 (mēt′bôl′)
n.
1. A small ball of ground meat variously seasoned and cooked.
2. Slang A stupid, clumsy, or dull person.
3. Slang A pitch in baseball that is easy to hit.

meatball

(ˈmiːtˌbɔːl)
n
1. (Cookery) minced beef, shaped into a ball before cooking
2. slang US and Canadian a stupid or boring person

meat•ball

(ˈmitˌbɔl)

n.
1. a small ball of seasoned ground meat.
2. Slang. a clumsy or ineffectual person.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meatball - ground meat formed into a ball and fried or simmered in brothmeatball - ground meat formed into a ball and fried or simmered in broth
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
porcupine ball, porcupines - meat patties rolled in rice and simmered in a tomato sauce
Swedish meatball - meatballs simmered in stock

meatball

noun
Slang. A large, ungainly, and dull-witted person:
Informal: lummox.
Slang: klutz, lug, meathead.
Translations
masová kulička
kødbolle
lihapullalihapyörykkä
okruglica od mesa
kjötbolla
ミートボール
미트볼
köttbulle
ลูกชิ้น
thịt băm viên

meatball

[ˈmiːtˈbɔːl] Nalbóndiga f

meatball

[ˈmiːtbɔːl] nboulette f de viandemeat-eater meat eater [ˈmiːtiːtər] n
(= animal) → carnivore m
(= person) → mangeur/euse m/f de viandemeat grinder n (US)hachoir mmeat hook ncrochet m de boucheriemeat loaf meatloaf [ˈmiːtləʊf] npain m de viandemeat pie ntourte f à la viandemeat products nplproduits mpl carnés

meatball

[ˈmiːtˌbɔːl] npolpetta di carne

meatball

كُرَةُ لَـحْمٍ masová kulička kødbolle Fleischkloß κεφτές albóndiga lihapulla boulette de viande okruglica od mesa polpetta ミートボール 미트볼 gehaktbal kjøttbolle klopsik almôndega фрикаделька köttbulle ลูกชิ้น köfte thịt băm viên 肉丸子
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