Thunderbolt

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thunderbolt

In mythology, a lightning flash accompanied by a material "bolt" or dart; this is the legendary cause of the damage done by lightning.

It is still used as a popular term for a lightning discharge accompanied by thunder.

Schonland, B. F. J. 1950. The Flight of Thunderbolts. 1–8.