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1. A discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder.
2. A flash of lightning conceived as a bolt or dart hurled from the heavens.
3. A startling, forceful action: "Every political campaign manager saves a thunderbolt for the last week before Election Day" (Art Buchwald).


1. (Physical Geography) a flash of lightning accompanying thunder
2. the imagined agency of destruction produced by a flash of lightning
3. (Norse Myth & Legend) (in mythology) the destructive weapon wielded by several gods, esp the Greek god Zeus. See also Thor
4. something very startling


(ˈθʌn dərˌboʊlt)

1. a flash of lightning with the accompanying thunder.
2. an imaginary destructive missile cast to earth in a flash of lightning: the thunderbolts of Jove.
3. a person or thing that acts with destructive force, speed, or suddenness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thunderbolt - a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunderthunderbolt - a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
lightning - abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
2.thunderbolt - a shocking surprise; "news of the attack came like a bombshell"
surprise - a sudden unexpected event
صاعِقَهمَفاجأَه عَظيمَه
bleskblesk z čistého nebe
et lyn fra en klar himmellynnedslag
eins og òruma úr heiîskíru loftielding
blesk z čistého neba
büyük sürprizyıldırım


[ˈθʌndəbəʊlt] Nrayo m (fig) → rayo m, bomba f


[ˈθʌndərbəʊlt] néclair m


[ˈθʌndəˌbəʊlt] nfulmine m


(ˈθandə) noun
1. the deep rumbling sound heard in the sky after a flash of lightning. a clap/peal of thunder; a thunderstorm.
2. a loud rumbling. the thunder of horses' hooves.
1. to sound, rumble etc. It thundered all night.
2. to make a noise like thunder. The tanks thundered over the bridge.
ˈthundering adjective
very great. a thundering idiot.
ˈthunderous adjective
like thunder. a thunderous noise.
ˈthunderously adverb
ˈthundery adjective
warning of, or likely to have or bring, thunder. thundery clouds/weather.
ˈthunderbolt noun
1. a flash of lightning immediately followed by thunder.
2. a sudden great surprise. Her arrival was a complete thunderbolt.
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Republic produced the famed P-47 Thunderbolt, one of the planes that brought the Nazis to their knees.
Four days later, two US Army P-47 fighters that took off from Okinawa conducted an attack on Kyushu for the first time.
He also proudly established the annual Wayne Bennett Memorial Award, which honors his late uncle and is presented to the best-judged P-40, P-47 or P-51 model plane at the clubs annual Military Fly-In.
He rose in rank quickly but was determined to be posted for combat duty, even managing to acquire flight time in both the P-47 and P-51.
P-47 covers the surface to 4800 feet MSL, which is why the intermediate portion of the approach keeps you at or above 5000 feet.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was a vintage P-47 Thunderbolt and was one of three aircraft that took off from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York.
In its 20th year of performance, Heritage Flight combines historic warbirds such as the P-38 Lightning, P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, and the F-86 Sabre flying in formation with their modern counterparts, the F-16 Falcon, F-22 Raptor, and the newest aircraft in the Air Force arsenal, the F-35 Lightning II.
The FBO currently operates a 66,000 s/f facility that, while thoroughly modernized, was originally built during World War II for the manufacturing of P-47 Thunderbolts.
The unit moved to England where it transitioned to P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft, providing bomber escort support.
And Oscoda Army Air Field, with its sizable runway, was ideal for accommodating a large number of the aircraft to be featured in the film: the P-47 Thunderbolt.
During World War II Servel made wings for the P-47 Thunderbolt By 1945 it was preparing to introduce its all-year air conditioner in a return to the civilian market.
Equipped with Republic P-47 Thunderbolts, the 352nd was sent to Bodney, England, in June 1943.