Definition of thunderbird
: a bird that causes lightning and thunder in American Indian myth
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Two F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters, one belonging to the prestigious Thunderbirds aerobatic team, and a giant unmanned surveillance drone were destroyed in accidents.
The Thunderbirds have not announced if the team will perform during the air show this weekend.
Gonsalves is the Thunderbirds' advance pilot and narrator.
The pilot and a tactical aircraft maintainer in the plane were hospitalized, and are listed in good condition, Thunderbirds officials said.
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The Thunderbirds are looking to make it to the WHL Finals for the second straight season.
Thunderbird [near Fountain Square] does kind of a themed, changing menu, like Trick Dog in San Francisco.
On the other side of the train is a thunderbird with the words Nibi gaa-bimaaji’iwemagak (water gives life) in Ojibwe.
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