sheet lightning


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Related to sheet lightning: sheet lighting, ribbon lightning, Bead lightning

sheet lightning

n.
Lightning that appears as a broad sheetlike illumination of parts of a thundercloud, caused by the reflection of a lightning flash.

sheet lightning

n
(Physical Geography) lightning that appears as a broad sheet, caused by the reflection of more distant lightning

sheet′ light`ning


n.
lightning appearing as a general illumination over a broad area, usu. because the path of the flash is obscured by clouds.
[1820–30]

sheet lightning

- Appears as a broad sheetlike illumination of parts of a thundercloud, caused by the reflection of a lightning flash.
See also related terms for reflection.
Translations

sheet lightning

nlampeggio diffuso
References in classic literature ?
Away to the south the sheet lightning was like the flashing of an enormous lantern hidden under the horizon.
Because there was so much heat and so much energy in the clouds it created the sheet lightning which is unusual and started about 11.
PARTS of Teesside were waterlogged today after torrential downpours hit the area along with storms and sheet lightning.
London, March 30 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that Volcano plumes can swirl like cyclones, thus spawning tornadoes and sheet lightning.
The sheet lightning struck a gold chain that Mr Gillespie had around his neck.
Sheet lightning flashed over the Norman keep, thunder exploded overhead and the long dry moat became a moat once more.
Julia Carson, from NIE, said: "There was no fork lightning but the sheet lightning was very severe and damaged a number of electricity poles.
Invented by Dublin-born newspaper reporter Tom Prendeville, the Solar Atmospheric Lightning Generator apparently uses a hidden quality present in sunlight and sheet lightning - the ability to disinfect the air.