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thunderbolt

GC: n

S: http://www.adrc.asia/countryreport/NPL/NPLeng99/Nepal99.htm(external link) (last access: 30 June 2015)

N: 1. mid-15c., from thunder (n.) + bolt (n.) "arrow, projectile."
2. A single discharge of lightning with the accompanying thunder. First Known Use of THUNDERBOLT: 15th century.
3. Cultural Interrelation: We can mention the movie Powder (1995) directed by Victor Salva

S: 1. OED - http://etymonline.com/index.php?term=thunderbolt&allowed_in_frame=0(external link) (last access: 30 June 2015). 2. MW - http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thunderbolt(external link) (last access: 30 June 2015). 3. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/powder/(external link) (last access: 30.06.2015).

SYN: ground discharge, cloud-to-ground discharge.

S: TERMIUMPLUS

CR: natural disaster, lightning, thunder, thunderstorm.


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