thunderbolt (plural thunderbolts)
- A flash of lightning accompanied by a crash of thunder.
- (figuratively) An event that is terrible, horrific or unexpected.
- the Scipios' worth, those thunderbolts of war
- Vehement threatening or censure; especially, ecclesiastical denunciation; fulmination.
- He severely threatens such with the thunderbolt of excommunication.
- (soccer) A very powerful shot.
- (paleontology) A belemnite, or thunderstone.
- (heraldiccharge) A charge in the form of two joined bundles with four rays of lightning emerging from them, resembling the thunderbolt of Jupiter.
- A daring or irresistible hero.
- French: coup de tonnerre
- German: Donnerkeil, Blitzstrahl, Blitz mit Donnerschlag
- Italian: fulmine, folgore, saetta, lampo
- Portuguese: raio
- Russian: уда́р мо́лнии
- Spanish: rayo