I. verb Etymology: probably blend of obsolete joll to strike and jot to bump Date: 1596 transitive verb 1. to cause to move with a sudden jerky motion 2. to give a knock or blow to; specifically to jar with a quick or hard blow 3. a. to disturb the composure of ; shock <
crudely jolted out of that mood — Virginia Woolf
b. to interfere with roughly, abruptly, and disconcertingly <
determination to pursue his own course was jolted badly — F. L. Paxson
intransitive verb to move with a sudden jerky motion • jolter noun II. noun Date: 1599 1. an abrupt sharp jerky blow or movement 2. a. (1) a sudden feeling of shock, surprise, or disappointment (2) an event or development causing such a feeling <
the defeat was quite a jolt
b. a serious check or reverse <
a severe financial jolt
3. a small potent or bracing portion <
a jolt of horseradish
jolty adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(as a wagon by passing over rough ground), (as a wagon when passing over rough ground), ,

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