Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A single sharp crash of thunder.
  • noun Something that is startling, shocking, or unexpected.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A clap or burst of thunder; a sudden report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity; a thunder-peal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A sharp burst of thunder; a sudden report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun sudden thunder; a shock of thunder, as opposed to reverberating rumble

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a single sharp crash of thunder
  • noun a shocking surprise

Etymologies

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thunder +‎ clap

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