thunderhead
noun Date: 1843 a rounded mass of cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud often appearing before a thunderstorm

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  • thunderhead — (n.) high piled cloud, 1861, from THUNDER (Cf. thunder) (n.) + HEAD (Cf. head) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • thunderhead — [thun′dərhed΄] n. a round mass of cumulus clouds appearing before a thunderstorm …   English World dictionary

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  • thunderhead — /ˈθʌndəhɛd/ (say thunduhhed) noun an anvil shape formed at the top of a large cumulonimbus cloud as a result of high winds spreading the ice crystals at the top. Also, thunderhead cloud …   Australian English dictionary

  • thunderhead — /thun deuhr hed /, n. Meteorol. 1. incus (def. 2). 2. cumulonimbus. 3. the upper portion of a cumulus cloud characterized by dense, sharply defined, cauliflowerlike upper parts and sometimes by great verticality. [1850 55, Amer.; THUNDER + HEAD]… …   Universalium

  • thunderhead — noun The top portion of a cumulonimbus cloud, which tend to be flattened or fibery in appearance, and which may be indicative of thunderstorm activity …   Wiktionary

  • thunderhead — thun|der|head [ θʌndər,hed ] noun count a large cloud that often appears just before a THUNDERSTORM …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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