Definition of smoke ball in English:

smoke ball


  • A projectile filled with material that emits dense smoke on ignition, used to conceal military operations.

    • ‘The interiors of the structures are filled with paint-splashed, multicolored Chinese smoke balls, their fuses strung together in neat rows as if ready to be lit in a dramatic performance.’
    • ‘Wholesale sparklers, smoke balls, snaps, and other novelty fireworks are available by the case.’