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1. The crashing or booming sound produced by rapidly expanding air along the path of the electrical discharge of lightning.
2. A sound that resembles or suggests thunder.
v. thun·dered, thun·der·ing, thun·ders
1. To produce thunder.
2. To produce sounds like thunder.
3. To move while making a loud noise: The express train thundered past us.
4. To utter loud, vociferous remarks or threats.
To express violently, commandingly, or angrily; roar.

[Middle English thonder, from Old English thunor; see (s)tenə- in Indo-European roots.]

thun′der·er n.
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Noun1.thunderer - an epithet for JupiterThunderer - an epithet for Jupiter    
2.thunderer - a noisemaker that makes a sound like thunder
noisemaker - a device (such as a clapper or bell or horn) used to make a loud noise at a celebration
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n the Thunderer (Myth) → der Blitzeschleuderer
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Dost thou not know, thou miserable little licentiate, that I can do it, being, as I say, Jupiter the Thunderer, who hold in my hands the fiery bolts with which I am able and am wont to threaten and lay waste the world?
But the great attraction was a pamphlet called The Thunderer, which espoused their own opinions, and was supposed at that time to emanate directly from the Association.
If the Olympian Thunderer wants to hurl us all from our seats, he can do so, for he is far the strongest, so give him fair words, and he will then soon be in a good humour with us."
The Thunderer was another of Ngurn's names for the mysterious deity.
The happier state In Heav'n, which follows dignity, might draw Envy from each inferior; but who here Will envy whom the highest place exposes Formost to stand against the Thunderers aime Your bulwark, and condemns to greatest share Of endless pain?
The Times duly lived up to its reputation as The Thunderer by adding: "It would be well if some law was enforced to put a stop to such degrading traffic."
Also featured in the program will be a 100th birthday tribute to composer Leonard Bernstein -- "Make Our Garden Grow" from Bernstein's Broadway musical, "Candide" and the humorous overture "Slava." The program will also include three marches -- "Coat of Arms" by George Kenny, "On the Quarter Deck" by Kenneth Alford and "The Thunderer March" by John Philip Sousa.
The programme incorporated rousing marches (The Thunderer,) a soothing trombone solo played by Mark Greenaway (Song for Trombone,) evocative pieces such as Galloping Home, and Big Country and the whole evening was brought to a close by American Trilogy.
Corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, on October 26, 1881, which some sources indicate started as a dispute between Holliday and cowboy Ike Clanton, Doc used a shotgun, a Colt Thunderer revolver, and a Remington Rider Magazine derringer.
Retailer Benjamin Kittredge, as a marketing ploy, nicknamed the .41 and .38 "Thunderer" and "Lightning, respectively.