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lightning British & World English

The occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder

lightning bug British & World English

North American term for firefly.

ball lightning British & World English

A rare and little known kind of lightning having the form of a moving globe of light several centimetres across which persists for periods of up to a minute

sheet lightning British & World English

Lightning with its brightness diffused by reflection within clouds

white lightning British & World English

Illicit home-made whiskey, typically colourless and distilled from corn

heat lightning British & World English

A flash or flashes of light seen near the horizon, especially on warm evenings, believed to be the reflection of distant lightning on high clouds

lightning chess British & World English

A form of chess in which moves must be made at very short intervals

forked lightning British & World English

Lightning that is visible in the form of a zigzag or branching line across the sky

summer lightning British & World English

Distant sheet lightning without audible thunder, typically occurring on a summer night

lightning strike British & World English

A strike by workers after little or no warning, especially without official union backing

lightning conductor British & World English

A metal rod or wire fixed to an exposed part of a building or other tall structure to divert lightning harmlessly into the ground

streak of lightning British & World English

A flash of lightning

lightning never strikes twice in the same place British & World English

An unusual situation or event is unlikely to happen again in exactly the same circumstances or to the same person

lightning rod in lightning conductor British & World English

A metal rod or wire fixed to an exposed part of a building or other tall structure to divert lightning harmlessly into the ground

lightning never strikes twice in the same place in lightning British & World English

An unusual situation or event is unlikely to happen again in exactly the same circumstances or to the same person

lightning New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

natural electrical discharge;

lightning English-Spanish

a bolt o flash of lightning

lightning bug English-Spanish

luciérnaga feminine, bicho masculine de luz River Plate area/Río de la Plata

ball lightning English-Spanish

relámpago, relámpago

lightning visit in lightning English-Spanish

visita feminine relámpago

bolt (of lightning) in bolt English-Spanish

relámpago masculine, rayo masculine

the lightning flashed in flash English-Spanish

relampagueó, hubo un relámpago

like greased lightning in lightning English-Spanish

como un relámpago, como una centella

the sky was riven by lightning in riven English-Spanish

un rayo hendió el firmamento

the tree was struck by lightning in strike English-Spanish

el árbol fue alcanzado por un rayo, cayó un rayo en el árbol

lightning never strikes in the same place twice in strike English-Spanish

los rayos nunca caen dos veces en el mismo sitio