What does the word rap mean?

Usage examples for rap

  1. A rap, and once more she saw the garden. – The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy by Mabel Henriette Spielmann
  2. There was a brisk step, a rap, and a young fellow stood in the open door. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  3. Look at the match she's making without a rap to bless herself with. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming