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sheet lightning

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

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

sheet lightning

nlampeggio diffuso
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