Thunk

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Thunk may refer to any of the following:

1. When referring to ALGOL, a thunk was developed by Peter Ingerman in 1961 and is a function with no parameters that returns an address for a parameter.

2. A thunk is a stubroutine in an overlay programming environment that loads and jumps to the correct overlay.

3. Term sometimes used by users to describe a loud noise. For example, the computer hard drive made a loud thunk and stopped working.

Programming terms