from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dull, hollow sound: the thunk of a metal pipe striking a tree.
- intransitive v. To make a dull, hollow sound: "Her hard shoes thunk on the stairs” ( Carolyn Chute).
- v. Nonstandard A past tense and a past participle of think.
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- v. Past participle of think
- interj. Representing the sound of the impact of a heavy object striking another and coming to an immediate standstill, with neither object being broken by the impact.
- v. to strike against something, without breakage, making a "thunk" sound
- n. a delayed computation
- n. In the Scheme programming language, a function or procedure taking no arguments.
- n. a mapping of machine data from one system-specific form to another, usually for compatibility reasons, such as from 16-bit addresses to 32-bit to allow a 16-bit program to run on a 32-bit operating system.
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- n. a dull hollow sound
October 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm well, if the farghing latch won’t take……….ya gotta thunk it…..thunk it good echos of Devo waft through the ether
Most of my relatives there have a mango tree and you can be woken up at night by a big "thunk" because mangos fall from the trees onto the rooftops.
Tas heard a loud "thunk," and light streamed into the tunnel ahead.
With a soft "thunk," the sailor's hatchet chopped through the rope that linked the barge to the ship.
It's too bad the last one went "thunk"...the cake is rather charming.
Nothing will make a driver stop faster than a resounding 'thunk' reverberating inside their aluminum can.
So after doing a CPS transform and then trampolining it by returning a lambda wrapped "thunk", my interpreter *should have* handled an infinite tail recursive call *without* a stack overflow exception.
I heard this "thunk", and as I was starting to get up to see what it was, there was this "crash".
The veneers are prone to peeling and cracking, the cabinet door hinges tend to loosen and the doors bang noisily instead of shutting with a satisfying 'thunk'.
Thanks Tony, I never even "thunk" of it being in my Browser, had a few problems with some software on my computer and maybe this caused a ripple effect