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Definition of St. Elmo's fire noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


St. Elmo's fire

NAmE//seɪnt ˌɛlmoʊz ˈfaɪər//
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a bright area that can appear around pointed objects during a storm, caused by electricity in the atmosphere
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