from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Lightning that appears as a broad sheetlike illumination of parts of a thundercloud, caused by the reflection of a lightning flash.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A broad flash of lightning, with no visible bolt, due to reflection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a diffused glow of electric light flashing out from the clouds, and illumining their outlines. The appearance is sometimes due to the reflection of light from distant flashes of lightning by the nearer clouds.
- n. etc. See under Lightning, Piling, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See lightning, 2.
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