Thunderclap Thun"der*clap`, n. A sharp burst of thunder; a sudden report of a discharge of atmospheric electricity. ``Thunderclaps that make them quake.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

When suddenly the thunderclap was heard. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

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