Definition of Thwack

1. Noun. A hard blow with a flat object.

Generic synonyms: Blow



2. Verb. Deliver a hard blow to. "The fighter managed to thwack his opponent"; "The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved"
Exact synonyms: Smack
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Smack, Smack, Smacker, Smacking

Definition of Thwack

1. v. t. To strike with something flat or heavy; to bang, or thrash: to thump.

2. n. A heavy blow with something flat or heavy; a thump.

Definition of Thwack

1. Noun. The act of thwacking; a strike or blow, especially with a flat implement. ¹

2. Noun. To strike with a wet, slapping sound. ¹

3. Verb. To whack or hit with flat implement. ¹

4. Verb. To beat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thwack

1. to strike with something flat [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Thwack

1. A heavy blow with something flat or heavy; a thump. "With many a stiff thwack, many a bang, Hard crab tree and old iron rang." (Hudibras) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thwack

thus and so
thus and sos
thus and such
thus and suches
thus far
thuses
thusly
thusness
thussock
thussocks
thuswise
thuya
thuyas
thuyin
thuyol
thwack (current term)
thwacked
thwacker
thwackers
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thwacks
thwaite
thwaites
thwap
thwart
thwarted
thwartedness
thwarter
thwarters
thwarting

Literary usage of Thwack

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Philip Van Artevelde: A Dramatic Romance. In Two Parts by Henry Taylor (1883)
"Four hundred fire-new knights there should be made BH'nrc the battle joins, and I 'm to make them ; My lord of Clisson, am I not 1 thwack, thwack, thwack, ..."

2. Philip Van Artevelde: A Dramatic Romance, in Two Parts by Henry Taylor (1852)
"thwack, thwack, thwack, thwack, thwack, thwack, will go my sword, thwack, thwack. ... kneel you down And I will—thwack—I'll try my hand—thwack, thwack. ..."

3. Philip Van Artevelde: A Dramatic Romance, in Two Parts by Henry Taylor (1835)
"thwack, thwack, thwack, thwack, thwack, thwack, will go my sword, thwack, thwack. ... kneel you down And I will — thwack — I 'll try my hand— thwack, ..."

4. In Sunshine Land by Edith Matilda Thomas, Katharine Pyle (1895)
"thwack-THE-HOUSE-IN-THE-RIBS N windless winter nights, When cloudless are the heights, And every planet sheen Drives lances long and keen ; When snow-fleece ..."

5. Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages by Percy Society (1844)
"... -a-thwack, &c. Jove's roaring cannons, and his rammers We beat out with our Lemnian hammers; Mars his gauntlet, helme, and speare, And Gorgon shield, ..."

6. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1900)
"Dan. butt, to slap, strike ; bask, a slap, thwack ; allied to Swed. basa, to whip, flog, beat (Ihre). Cf. posh. Box (4), in phr. 'to box the compass. ..."

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