Definition of forked lightning noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


forked lightning

BrE BrE//ˌfɔːkt ˈlaɪtnɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːrkt ˈlaɪtnɪŋ//
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the type of lightning that is like a line that divides into smaller lines near the ground compare sheet lightning
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: forked lightning