Jolt, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jolted; p. pr. & vb. n. Jolting.] [Prob. fr. jole, joll, jowl, and orig. meaning, to knock on the head. See Jowl.]

To shake with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage moving on rough ground; as, the coach jolts.

 

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Jolt, v. t.

To cause to shake with a sudden up and down motion, as in a carriage going over rough ground, or on a high-trotting horse; as, the horse jolts the rider; fast driving jolts the carriage and the passengers.

 

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Jolt, n.

A sudden shock or jerk; a jolting motion, as in a carriage moving over rough ground.

The first jolt had like to have shaken me out. Swift.

 

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