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Bolt meaning

bolt - 29 dictionary results

  1. 1. make or roll into bolts; " bolt fabric"
  2. 2. move or jump suddenly; " She bolted from her seat"
  3. 3. directly; " he ran bang into the pole"; " ran slap into her"
  4. 4. A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or catapult, esp. a short, stout, blunt- headed arrow; a quarrel; an arrow, or that which resembles an arrow; a dart.
  5. 5. Lightning; a thunderbolt.
  6. 6. A sliding catch, or fastening, as for a door or gate; the portion of a lock which is shot or withdrawn by the action of the key.
  7. 7. An iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner; a shackle; a fetter.
  8. 8. A compact package or roll of cloth, as of canvas or silk, often containing about forty yards.
  9. 9. A bundle, as of oziers.
  10. 10. To shoot; to discharge or drive forth.
  11. 11. To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.
  12. 12. To refuse to support, as a nomination made by a party to which one has belonged or by a caucus in which one has taken part.
  13. 13. To cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge, as conies, rabbits, etc.
  14. 14. To fasten or secure with, or as with, a bolt or bolts, as a door, a timber, fetters; to shackle; to restrain.
  15. 15. To start forth like a bolt or arrow; to spring abruptly; to come or go suddenly; to dart; as, to bolt out of the room.
  16. 16. To strike or fall suddenly like a bolt.
  17. 17. To spring suddenly aside, or out of the regular path; as, the horse bolted.
  18. 18. To refuse to support a nomination made by a party or a caucus with which one has been connected; to break away from a party.
  19. 19. In the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly.
  20. 20. A sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the horse made a bolt.
  21. 21. A sudden flight, as to escape creditors.
  22. 22. A refusal to support a nomination made by the party with which one has been connected; a breaking away from one's party.
  23. 23. To sift or separate the coarser from the finer particles of, as bran from flour, by means of a bolter; to separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means.
  24. 24. To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law.
  25. 25. A sieve, esp. a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting flour and meal; a bolter.
  26. 26. To separate, as if by sifting or bolting; - with out.
  27. 27. A bar or pin to fasten a door; an arrow; flash of lightning; piece of canvas or rope.
  28. 28. To dart forth; run away.
  29. 29. To fasten with a bolt; sift; swallow hastily.

bolt - examples of usage

  1. Sooner or later Jinny'll bolt. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. So he made a bolt of it. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. I ran up the after- ladder, when seeing a door open, I was going to bolt through it. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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