intransitive verb

To slap on the buttocks with a flat object or with the open hand, as for punishment.

intransitive verb

To move briskly or spiritedly.


A slap on the buttocks.

To move with a quick springing step between a trot and a gallop; move quickly and with spirit. See spanking.

To strike with the open hand, or with something flat and hard; slap with force on the buttocks.

To urge by slapping or striking; impel forcibly; drive; produce some specified effect upon by spanking or slapping.

To pound, beat, or slap the water in sailing, as a boat.


A sounding blow with the open hand or something flat, especially upon the buttocks.

intransitive verb

To move with a quick, lively step between a trot and gallop; to move quickly.

transitive verb

To strike, as the breech, with the open hand; to slap.