Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To strike, blast, or injure by, or as if by, lightning.
  • v. To astonish, or strike dumb, as with something terrible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To strike, blast, or injure by, or as by, lightning.
  • transitive v. To astonish, or strike dumb, as with something terrible; -- rarely used except in the past participle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To strike, blast, or injure by or as by lightning; strike with or as with a thunderbolt.
  • To astonish or strike dumb, as with something terrible: usually in the past participle.

Etymologies

thunder +‎ strike (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The slender brunette limped to his side and turned her gaze upward as another thunderstrike percussed the ship.

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