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or thun·der-stone

  1. any of various stones or fossils formerly thought to be fallen thunderbolts.
  2. Archaic. a thunderbolt or flash of lightning.
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Historical Examples of thunderstone

  • He searched among the roots of this tree and found a "thunderstone."

    The Book of the Damned

    Charles Fort

  • Meunier tells of another "thunderstone" said to have fallen in North Africa.

  • In Notes and Queries, 2-8-92, a writer says that he had a "thunderstone," which he had brought from Jamaica.

  • He describes the "thunderstone" as an "agglomeration of brick, soot, unburned coal, and cinder."

  • The thunderstone, or thunderbolt, was supposed to have no power of harming any one who was asleep, or who wore laurel leaves.

British Dictionary definitions for thunderstone


  1. a long tapering stone, fossil, or similar object, formerly thought to be a thunderbolt
  2. an archaic word for thunderbolt
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