electrical storm

noun

Definition of electrical storm

: thunderstorm

called also electric storm

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Snow during winter months and electrical storms during summer months. WSJ, "Chicago O’Hare International Airport: Insiders’ Tips for Flights to and From ORD," 14 Nov. 2018 They were installed during the summer of 1958 but have been silent since an electrical storm last year. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Hamilton County: Celebrating the Suwannee River," 7 May 2018 The bolt from an electrical storm hit the 45-meter high carbon mast of the eight-time line honors winner, which was ashore in a cradle at Woolwich dock undergoing pre-race checks. Euan Mckirdy, CNN, "Sydney-Hobart yacht race result overturned after protest," 28 Dec. 2017 The bolt from an electrical storm hit the 45-meter high carbon mast of the eight-time line honors winner, which was ashore in a cradle at Woolwich dock undergoing pre-race checks. Euan Mckirdy, CNN, "Sydney-Hobart yacht race result overturned after protest," 28 Dec. 2017 The bolt from an electrical storm hit the 45-meter high carbon mast of the eight-time line honors winner, which was ashore in a cradle at Woolwich dock undergoing pre-race checks. Euan Mckirdy, CNN, "Sydney-Hobart yacht race result overturned after protest," 28 Dec. 2017 The bolt from an electrical storm hit the 45-meter high carbon mast of the eight-time line honors winner, which was ashore in a cradle at Woolwich dock undergoing pre-race checks. Euan Mckirdy, CNN, "Sydney-Hobart yacht race result overturned after protest," 28 Dec. 2017 The bolt from an electrical storm hit the 45-meter high carbon mast of the eight-time line honors winner, which was ashore in a cradle at Woolwich dock undergoing pre-race checks. Euan Mckirdy, CNN, "Sydney-Hobart yacht race result overturned after protest," 28 Dec. 2017 The bolt from an electrical storm hit the 45-meter high carbon mast of the eight-time line honors winner, which was ashore in a cradle at Woolwich dock undergoing pre-race checks. Euan Mckirdy, CNN, "Sydney-Hobart yacht race result overturned after protest," 28 Dec. 2017

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1843, in the meaning defined above

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electrical storm

noun

English Language Learners Definition of electrical storm

: a storm that has a lot of lightning

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