What does the word asteroid mean?

Usage examples for asteroid

  1. I'll go the other way, and we'll work around the asteroid until we meet." – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  2. Willy's asteroid is due to come out of sub- space in about six hours at this point. – Jack of No Trades by Charles Cottrell
  3. And then I clumped more slowly, studying the surface of the asteroid. – The Risk Profession by Donald Edwin Westlake