n.1.A burst of thunder.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Lastly, a weather condition that is a small but very intense windstorm that occurs during some thunderstorms and related weather is a microburst, not a thunderburst.
When I was covering the Susan Smith trial, a massive thunderburst came just as the jury announced its verdict, and a hot, dry spell vanished in a torrential rain.
"I have got clear of you, you old witch!" his voice was high-pitched, hysterical, like a horse before a thunderburst.