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Definition of jolt:

  1. A sudden shock or jerk; a jolting motion, as in a carriage moving over rough ground.
  2. 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.
  3. To shake with short, abrupt risings and fallings, as a carriage moving on rough ground; as, the coach jolts.


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