Definition of water globe in English:

water globe

noun

  • 1A wooden ball which burns while floating on the water.

  • 2A water-filled glass globe used to focus light (now chiefly historical).

  • 3US a toy or ornament in the form of a transparent globe or dome that encloses a liquid in which particles or bubbles move, typically around a model of a scene, when it is shaken.

Origin

Late 17th century.