What does the word thud mean?

Usage examples for thud

  1. There was a flash and a thud. – Lost Farm Camp by Harry Herbert Knibbs
  2. The next moment the wagon started off, and they could hear the thud- thud of the feet of the horses that were drawing it. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
  3. A month during which she had walked, and talked, and walked again with Jan Cuxson, who caused her heart to thud heavily even though he did not touch her hand in greeting, or parting, or at any other time. – Leonie of the Jungle by Joan Conquest