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chain lightning

noun
1.
Chiefly Northeastern and Western U.S. lightning that seems to move very quickly in wavy or zigzag lines.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for chain-lightning

chain lightning

noun
1.
another name for forked lightning
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Slang definitions & phrases for chain-lightning

chain lightning

noun phrase

Inferior whiskey (1843+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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