Thunderbird meaning

thŭndər-bûrd
A spirit of thunder, lightning, and rain in the form of a huge bird in the mythology of certain Native American peoples.
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In the mythology of certain North American Indians, an enormous bird that produces thunder, lightning, and rain.
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(1) A full-featured email client that comes with Linux and is also available for Windows and Mac. Thunderbird provides unique features including a Saved Search feature that provides a virtual mailbox based on specific search criteria. For example, all mail from a particular person can be in a Saved Search folder although the physical messages are stored in several other mailboxes.Like its Firefox Web browser counterpart, Thunderbird also supports "extensions," which are plug-ins that enhance the program. For more information, visit www.mozilla.org. See Firefox and Penelope.
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(mythology) A mythological bird, often associated with stormy weather, especially in various indigenous North American mythologies.
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An Australian insectivorous songbird (Pachycephala gutturalis), whose male is conspicuously marked with black and yellow, and has a black crescent on the breast.
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(UK, railway) A locomotive stored at a strategic point on the network so as to be available to quickly rescue a failed train.
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Origin of thunderbird

  • From the 1960s TV series Thunderbirds, about a secretive high-tech rescue organisation.

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  • From thunder + bird.

    From Wiktionary