Definition of thunderbird in English:


Line breaks: thun¦der|bird
Pronunciation: /ˈθʌndəbəːd


  • 1A mythical bird thought by some North American Indians to bring thunder.
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    • The patch - painted to depict a North American Indian mythical half-eagle, half-hawk thunderbird - is hallowed ground.
    • The two two-metre tall totems - one of a bear and the other of a thunderbird - were carved by Squamish Nation carver Ritchie Baker and stood on the school grounds for more than 20 years.
    • Doreen Jensen works with Cassandra Malley on her thunderbird design at the button blanket workshop.
  • 2Australian Either of two thickheads (birds) which become noisy before and during thunderstorms.
    • The golden whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) and the rufous whistler (P. rufiventris), family Pachycephalidae

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