from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To strike or hit with a flat object; whack.
- n. A hard blow with a flat object; a whack.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of thwacking; a strike or blow, especially with a flat implement.
- n. To strike with a wet, slapping sound.
- v. To whack or hit with flat implement.
- v. To beat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To strike with something flat or heavy; to bang, or thrash: to thump.
- transitive v. To fill to overflow.
- n. A heavy blow with something flat or heavy; a thump.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike with something flat or hard; beat; bang; whack.
- To ram down; pack.
- n. A sharp blow with something flat or hard; a whack; a bang.
- n. Synonyms See thump.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hard blow with a flat object
- v. deliver a hard blow to
What they forgot to take into account, however, is that you do not hear the primary charge of a rifle being fired if you are more than 100 metres from it, you only hear the "thwack" or "crack" of the bullet passing overhead, followed by a MUTED primary charge thump (weapon firing).
A good meaty "thwack" means the thrower needs to go hide for a few seconds.
At the last moment she turned parallel to the chukar's line of flight and hit it from behind with the solid "thwack" of a large-caliber bullet striking flesh.
As he settled himself in the saddle for a long ride he heard the drumming of hoofs, the hollow "thwack" of chaparral against wooden stirrups, the whoop of
It's no longer the crisp "thwack" of the persimmon, or the cool "ping" of the stainless steel.
Nestled among a thick area of pine trees and beautiful red and purple flowers, Harrington blasted his second shot only to hear a thumping "thwack" a moment later as his ball slammed into a tree.
At the last second, she twisted her blade so the flat of it hit his head with a resounding 'thwack'.
Mea culpa 'thwack', mea culpa 'thwack' (oo that feels good), mea culpa 'thwack'
The "thwack" of driver on ball sure to earn approval of most golf pros.
At the same time also that the afterpart of the vessel rose up on the breast of one billowy mountain, her forefoot in turn would come down with a resonant "thwack" into the valley intervening between this roller and the next, the buoyant old barquey dipping her bows under and giving the star-crowned maiden with golden ringlets, that did duty for her figurehead, an impromptu shower bath as she parted the indignant waves with her glistening black hull, sending them off on either hand with a contemptuous "swish" on their trying in mad desperation to leap on board, first to port and then to starboard, as the ship listed in her roll.