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ribbon lightning

noun
1.
a repeated lightning discharge in which successive strokes are displaced from each other by wind, resulting in a broadened appearance.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • One of the more interesting and probably less frequent types is called ribbon lightning.

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