thunderbolt


thunderbolt

noun

  1. a flash of lightning with the accompanying thunder.
  2. an imaginary bolt or dart conceived as the material destructive agent cast to earth in a flash of lightning: the thunderbolts of Jove.
  3. something very destructive, terrible, severe, sudden, or startling.
  4. a person who acts with fury or with sudden and irresistible force.

noun

  1. a flash of lightning accompanying thunder
  2. the imagined agency of destruction produced by a flash of lightning
  3. (in mythology) the destructive weapon wielded by several gods, esp the Greek god ZeusSee also Thor
  4. something very startling

n.mid-15c., from thunder (n.) + bolt (n.).

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