sheet lightning


sheet lightning

noun

: lightning that appears as a wide flash of light over a large area of sky

Full Definition of SHEET LIGHTNING

:  lightning in diffused or sheet form due to reflection and diffusion by the clouds and sky

First Known Use of SHEET LIGHTNING

1794

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