Hmm. I don't see included in that what I would understand about lightning bolt Jes.
Bolt in this sense is a noun, not a verb.
English speakers say the words "lightning bolt" among a few other terms to indicate lightning in the sky.
One might say, "I see lightning" indicating you're seeing a storm where there are more than one bolts.
"I saw a lightning bolt", or "I saw some lightning bolts" is common also.
Some people call them "thunder bolts" although thunder is the sound lightning makes. You would still know what they mean.
Or, you can call it a bolt/bolts of lightning.