Definition of thunderbolt
1a : a single discharge of lightning with the accompanying thunderb : an imaginary elongated mass cast as a missile to earth in the lightning flash
2a : a person or thing that resembles lightning in suddenness, effectiveness, or destructive powerb : a vehement threat or censure
Examples of thunderbolt in a sentence
He was struck dead by a thunderbolt.
First Known Use of thunderbolt
THUNDERBOLT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of thunderbolt for English Language Learners
: a flash of lightning that makes a loud sound of thunder and that hits someone or something
THUNDERBOLT Defined for Kids
Definition of thunderbolt for Students
: a flash of lightning and the thunder that follows it
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