Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

thunder +‎ strike

Examples

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

    Reap the Whirlwind

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

    Reap the Whirlwind

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

    Reap the Whirlwind

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

    Reap the Whirlwind

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