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thunderbolt

noun thun·der·bolt \-ˌbōlt\

: a flash of lightning that makes a loud sound of thunder and that hits someone or something

Full Definition of THUNDERBOLT

1
a :  a single discharge of lightning with the accompanying thunder
b :  an imaginary elongated mass cast as a missile to earth in the lightning flash
2
a :  a person or thing that resembles lightning in suddenness, effectiveness, or destructive power
b :  a vehement threat or censure

Examples of THUNDERBOLT

  1. He was struck dead by a thunderbolt.

First Known Use of THUNDERBOLT

15th century

Rhymes with THUNDERBOLT

THUNDERBOLT Defined for Kids

thunderbolt

noun thun·der·bolt \ˈthən-dər-ˌbōlt\

Definition of THUNDERBOLT for Kids

:  a flash of lightning and the thunder that follows it

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