Associations to the word «Bolt»

Pictures for the word «Bolt»


BOLT, noun. A (usually) metal fastener consisting of a cylindrical body that is threaded, with a larger head on one end. It can be inserted into an unthreaded hole up to the head, with a nut then threaded on the other end; a heavy machine screw.
BOLT, noun. A sliding pin or bar in a lock or latch mechanism.
BOLT, noun. A bar of wood or metal dropped in horizontal hooks on a door and adjoining wall or between the two sides of a double door, to prevent the door(s) from being forced open.
BOLT, noun. A sliding mechanism to chamber and unchamber a cartridge in a firearm.
BOLT, noun. A small personal-armour-piercing missile for short-range use, or (in common usage though deprecated by experts) a short arrow, intended to be shot from a crossbow or a catapult.
BOLT, noun. A lightning spark, i.e., a lightning bolt.
BOLT, noun. A sudden event, action or emotion.
BOLT, noun. A large roll of fabric or similar material, as a bolt of cloth.
BOLT, noun. (nautical) The standard linear measurement of canvas for use at sea: 39 yards.
BOLT, noun. A sudden spring or start; a sudden leap aside.
BOLT, noun. A sudden flight, as to escape creditors.
BOLT, noun. (US) (politics) A refusal to support a nomination made by the party with which one has been connected; a breaking away from one's party.
BOLT, noun. An iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner; a shackle; a fetter.
BOLT, verb. To connect or assemble pieces using a bolt.
BOLT, verb. To secure a door by locking or barring it.
BOLT, verb. (intransitive) To flee, to depart, to accelerate suddenly.
BOLT, verb. (transitive) To cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge (an animal being hunted).
BOLT, verb. To strike or fall suddenly like a bolt.
BOLT, verb. (intransitive) To escape.
BOLT, verb. (intransitive) (botany) Of a plant, to grow quickly; to go to seed.
BOLT, verb. To swallow food without chewing it.
BOLT, verb. To drink one's drink very quickly; to down a drink.
BOLT, verb. (US) (politics) To refuse to support a nomination made by a party or caucus with which one has been connected; to break away from a party.
BOLT, verb. To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.
BOLT, adverb. Suddenly; straight; unbendingly.
BOLT, verb. To sift, especially through a cloth.
BOLT, verb. To sift the bran and germ from wheat flour.
BOLT, verb. To separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means.
BOLT, verb. (legal) To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law.
BOLT, noun. A sieve, especially a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting flour and meal; a bolter.
BOLT, proper noun. A surname​.
BOLT ACTION, noun. A type of firearm action in which the weapon's bolt is operated manually by the opening and closing of the breech with a small handle, most commonly placed on the right-hand side of the weapon.
BOLT ACTIONS, noun. Plural of bolt action
BOLT BUCKET, noun. (idiomatic) (slag) A machine, especially an automobile. Implies that the machine is clunky or unreliable.
BOLT BUCKETS, noun. Plural of bolt bucket
BOLT CIRCLE, noun. (engineering) A theoretical circle on which the centerpoints of bolt holes lie when the bolt holes are positioned as equally spaced in a circle. Common examples are the bolt circle for the lugs on a car's wheel, or the bolts on a bolted joint between pipe flanges. Often abbreviated "BC" or "B.C." on engineering drawings. Often treated as a basic dimension, when true position for the centers is specified using GD&T.
BOLT CUTTER, noun. A metal tool resembling a large pair of pliers used to cut or sheer bolts.
BOLT CUTTERS, noun. Plural of bolt cutter
BOLT FROM THE BLUE, noun. A complete surprise; something totally unexpected.
BOLT OUT OF THE BLUE, noun. Alternative form of bolt from the blue
BOLT ROPE, noun. A rope sewn around the edge of a sail to prevent tearing
BOLT TO THE BRAN, verb. (transitive) To examine thoroughly, so as to separate or discover everything important.

Dictionary definition

BOLT, noun. A discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder.
BOLT, noun. A sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech.
BOLT, noun. The part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key.
BOLT, noun. The act of moving with great haste; "he made a dash for the door".
BOLT, noun. A roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length.
BOLT, noun. A screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener.
BOLT, noun. A sudden abandonment (as from a political party).
BOLT, verb. Move or jump suddenly; "She bolted from her seat".
BOLT, verb. Secure or lock with a bolt; "bolt the door".
BOLT, verb. Swallow hastily.
BOLT, verb. Run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along; "The thief made off with our silver"; "the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe".
BOLT, verb. Leave suddenly and as if in a hurry; "The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas"; "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out".
BOLT, verb. Eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don't bolt your food!".
BOLT, verb. Make or roll into bolts; "bolt fabric".
BOLT, adverb. In a rigid manner; "the body was rigidly erect"; "he sat bolt upright".
BOLT, adverb. Directly; "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her".

Wise words

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