Associations to the word «Thunderbird»


THUNDERBIRD, noun. (mythology) A mythological bird, often associated with stormy weather, especially in various indigenous North American mythologies.
THUNDERBIRD, noun. An Australian insectivorous songbird (Pachycephala pectoralis, formerly Pachycephala gutturalis), whose male is conspicuously marked with black and yellow, and has a black crescent on the breast.
THUNDERBIRD, noun. Alternative letter-case form of thunderbird
THUNDERBIRD, noun. (UK) (railway) a locomotive stored at a strategic point on the network so as to be available to quickly rescue a failed train.

Dictionary definition

THUNDERBIRD, noun. (mythology) the spirit of thunder and lightning believed by some Native Americans to take the shape of a great bird.

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