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bolt

  
[2]   , boult  
      vb   tr  
1    to pass (flour, a powder, etc.) through a sieve  
2    to examine and separate  
     (C13: from Old French bulter, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German butil bag)  
   bolter, boulter             n  


bolter  
      n     (Austral)  
informal  
1    an outsider in a contest or race  
2      (History)   an escaped convict; bushranger  
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Bolt  
      n   Robert (Oxton). 1924--95, British playwright. His plays include A Man for All Seasons (1960) and he also wrote a number of screenplays  


bolt   [1]  
      n  
1    a bar that can be slid into a socket to lock a door, gate, etc  
2    a bar or rod that forms part of a locking mechanism and is moved by a key or a knob  
3    a metal rod or pin that has a head at one end and a screw thread at the other to take a nut  
4    a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects the empty cartridge, replaces it with a new one, and closes the breech  
5    a flash of lightning  
6    a sudden start or movement, esp. in order to escape  
they made a bolt for the door     
7      (U.S.)   a sudden desertion, esp. from a political party  
8    a roll of something, such as cloth, wallpaper, etc  
9    an arrow, esp. for a crossbow  
10      (Printing)   a folded edge on a sheet of paper that is removed when cutting to size  
11      (Mountaineering)      short for       expansion bolt  
12    a bolt from the blue   a sudden, unexpected, and usually unwelcome event  
13    shoot one's bolt   to exhaust one's effort  
the runner had shot his bolt     
      vb  
14    tr   to secure or lock with or as with a bolt or bolts  
bolt your doors     
15    tr   to eat hurriedly  
don't bolt your food     
16    intr; usually foll by: from or out   to move or jump suddenly  
he bolted from the chair     
17    intr   (esp. of a horse) to start hurriedly and run away without warning  
18    tr   to roll or make (cloth, wallpaper, etc.) into bolts  
19      (U.S.)   to desert (a political party, etc.)  
20    intr   (of cultivated plants) to produce flowers and seeds prematurely  
21    tr   to cause (a wild animal) to leave its lair; start  
terriers were used for bolting rats     
      adv  
22    stiffly, firmly, or rigidly (archaic except in the phrase bolt upright)  
     (Old English bolt arrow; related to Old High German bolz bolt for a crossbow)  
bolt   [2]   , boult  
      vb   tr  
1    to pass (flour, a powder, etc.) through a sieve  
2    to examine and separate  
     (C13: from Old French bulter, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old High German butil bag)  
  bolter, boulter      n  
bolt hole  
      n   a place of escape from danger  
bolt-on  
      adj   supplementary or additional  
a bolt-on prologue     
carriage bolt  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)      another name for       coach bolt  
coach bolt  
      n   a large round-headed bolt used esp. to secure wood to masonry,   (Also called (chiefly U.S. and Canadian))    carriage bolt  
expansion bolt  
      n   a bolt that expands on tightening, enabling it to be secured into an unthreaded hole  
machine bolt  
      n   a fastening bolt with a machine-cut thread  
panic bolt  
      n   a bolt on the inside esp. of double doors that is released by pressure on a waist-high bar: used for emergency exits in theatres, shops, etc.  
U bolt  
      n   a metal bar bent into the shape of a U and threaded at both ends to receive securing nuts: used to secure leaf springs, ring bolts, shackles, etc.  

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