Associations to the word «Thunderbolt»


THUNDERBOLT, noun. A flash of lightning accompanied by an instant crash of thunder.
THUNDERBOLT, noun. (figuratively) An event that is terrible, horrific or unexpected.
THUNDERBOLT, noun. Vehement threatening or censure; especially, ecclesiastical denunciation; fulmination.
THUNDERBOLT, noun. (soccer) A very powerful shot.
THUNDERBOLT, noun. (paleontology) A belemnite, or thunderstone.
THUNDERBOLT, noun. (heraldiccharge) A charge in the form of two joined bundles with four rays of lightning emerging from them, resembling the thunderbolt of Jupiter.
THUNDERBOLT BEETLE, noun. A long-horned beetle (Arhopalus fulminans) whose larva bores in the trunks of oak and chestnut trees.
THUNDERBOLT BEETLES, noun. Plural of thunderbolt beetle

Dictionary definition

THUNDERBOLT, noun. A discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder.
THUNDERBOLT, noun. A shocking surprise; "news of the attack came like a bombshell".

Wise words

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