Part of speech: verb

To shake with a jarring movement.

Part of speech: noun

A sudden slight shock.

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Usage examples "jolt":

  1. When, at last, movement came to him, every nerve in his body seemed to draw up with a jolt, and a cry, like the roar of a maddened bull, burst from his quivering lips. - "In the Brooding Wild", Ridgwell Cullum.
  2. Besides, there's other matters; the grand jolt that come early in the evenin', for instance. - "Torchy, Private Sec.", Sewell Ford.
  3. She needs a big brother or an uncle- some one to give her a jolt, and I'll do it!" - "They of the High Trails", Hamlin Garland.