Thunderbird

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English[edit]

A British Rail Class 57 Thunderbird locomotive

Etymology[edit]

The railway sense is derived from the 1960s TV series Thunderbirds, about a secretive high-tech rescue organization, ultimately from thunderbird.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈθʌndə(ɹ).bɜː(ɹ)d/

Noun[edit]

Thunderbird (plural Thunderbirds)

  1. Alternative capitalization of thunderbird.
  2. (UK, railway) a locomotive stored at a strategic point on the network so as to be available to quickly rescue a failed train.