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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