Svetlost od groma, elektirčno pražnjenje između oblaka i zemlje.
1. A piece of hardware used for fastening; it screws into a nut.
2. The part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key; SYN. deadbolt.
3. A sudden abandonment (as from a political party).
4. A sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech.
5. Sifting cloth.
Thunderstorm — called also electric storm
ETYM For lightening, from lighten to flash.
1. Emission of light due to electricity discharging from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth.
2. The flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more.
High-voltage electrical discharge between two charged rainclouds or between a cloud and the Earth, caused by the buildup of electrical charges. Air in the path of lightning ionizes (becomes conducting), and expands; the accompanying noise is heard as thunder. Currents of 20,000 amperes and temperatures of 30,000şC/54,000şF are common.
A discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder; SYN. bolt, bolt of lightning.