What does the word jolt mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. Besides, there's other matters; the grand jolt that come early in the evenin', for instance. – Torchy, Private Sec. by 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 by Hamlin Garland