Thwack vs Cudgel - What's the difference?

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Thwack is a related term of cudgel.


As nouns the difference between thwack and cudgel

is that thwack is the act of thwacking; a strike or blow, especially with a flat implement while cudgel is a short heavy club with a rounded head used as a weapon.

As verbs the difference between thwack and cudgel

is that thwack is to whack or hit with a flat implement while cudgel is to strike with a cudgel.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

thwack

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of thwacking; a strike or blow, especially with a flat implement.
  • A heavy slapping sound.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To whack or hit with a flat implement.
  • * Washington Irving
  • a distant thwacking sound
  • To beat.
  • To fill to overflow.
  • (Stanyhurst)

    cudgel

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A short heavy club with a rounded head used as a weapon.
  • The guard hefted his cudgel menacingly and looked at the inmates. The threat to swing glinted in his eye.
  • * 1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
  • Then they had bouts of wrestling and of cudgel play, so that every day they gained in skill and strength.
  • * Bunyan
  • He getteth him a grievous crabtree cudgel and falls to rating of them as if they were dogs.

    Synonyms

    * club * singlestick

    Verb

  • To strike with a cudgel.
  • The officer was violently cudgeled down in the midst of the rioters, with his own beatstick no less.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I would cudgel him like a dog if he would say so.
  • To exercise (one's wits or brains).
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