thunderstroke

noun
thun·​der·​stroke | \ ˈthən-dər-ˌstrōk How to pronounce thunderstroke (audio) \

Definition of thunderstroke

: a stroke of or as if of lightning with the attendant thunder

First Known Use of thunderstroke

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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