Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRACKING WHIP

As the curtain goes up, the cracking whip and the shouts of the riding-master are heard from the ring.

There was a crash of breaking wood, more shouts and the noise of a cracking whip.

It was drawn by a pair of white mules, who whisked their long tails as they trotted briskly, urged on by a cracking whip.