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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bolt  \Bolt\,  adv 
  In  the  manner  of  a  bolt;  suddenly;  straight;  unbendingly. 
 
  [He]  came  bolt  up  against  the  heavy  dragoon. 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  {Bolt  upright}. 
  a  Perfectly  upright;  perpendicular;  straight  up 
  unbendingly  erect.  --Addison. 
  b  On  the  back  at  full  length.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bolt  \Bolt\,  n.  [From  {Bolt},  v.  i.] 
  1.  A  sudden  spring  or  start  a  sudden  spring  aside;  as  the 
  horse  made  a  bolt. 
 
  2.  A  sudden  flight,  as  to  escape  creditors. 
 
  This  gentleman  was  so  hopelessly  involved  that  he 
  contemplated  a  bolt  to  America  --  or  anywhere. 
  --Compton 
  Reade. 
 
  3.  (U.  S.  Politics)  A  refusal  to  support  a  nomination  made  by 
  the  party  with  which  one  has  been  connected;  a  breaking 
  away  from  one's  party. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bolt  \Bolt\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bolted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bolting}.] 
  1.  To  shoot;  to  discharge  or  drive  forth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bolt  \Bolt\,  n.  [AS.  bolt;  akin  to  Icel.  bolti,  Dan.  bolt,  D. 
  bout,  OHG.  bolz,  G.  bolz,  bolzen;  of  uncertain  origin.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Look  that  the  crossbowmen  lack  not  bolts.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  A  fool's  bolt  is  soon  shot.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Lightning;  a  thunderbolt. 
 
  3.  A  strong  pin,  of  iron  or  other  material,  used  to  fasten  or 
  hold  something  in  place  often  having  a  head  at  one  end 
  and  screw  thread  cut  upon  the  other  end 
 
  4.  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  portion  of  a  lock  which  is  shot  or  withdrawn  by  the  action 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. 
 
  5.  An  iron  to  fasten  the  legs  of  a  prisoner;  a  shackle;  a 
  fetter.  [Obs.] 
 
  Away  with  him  to  prison!  lay  bolts  enough  upon  him 
  --Shak. 
 
  6.  A  compact  package  or  roll  of  cloth,  as  of  canvas  or  silk, 
  often  containing  about  forty  yards. 
 
  7.  A  bundle,  as  of  oziers 
 
  {Bolt  auger},  an  auger  of  large  size;  an  auger  to  make  holes 
  for  the  bolts  used  by  shipwrights. 
 
  {Bolt  and  nut},  a  metallic  pin  with  a  head  formed  upon  one 
  end  and  a  movable  piece  (the  nut)  screwed  upon  a  thread 
  cut  upon  the  other  end  See  B,  C,  and  D,  in  illust.  above. 
 
  Note:  See  {Tap  bolt},  {Screw  bolt},  and  {Stud  bolt}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bolt  \Bolt\  (b[=o]lt;  110),  v.  i. 
  1.  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 
 
  This  Puck  seems  but  a  dreaming  dolt,  .  .  .  And  oft 
  out  of  a  bush  doth  bolt.  --Drayton. 
 
  2.  To  strike  or  fall  suddenly  like  a  bolt. 
 
  His  cloudless  thunder  bolted  on  their  heads. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  spring  suddenly  aside,  or  out  of  the  regular  path;  as 
  the  horse  bolted. 
 
  4.  (U.S.  Politics)  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bolt  \Bolt\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bolted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bolting}.]  [OE.  bolten,  boulten,  OF  buleter  F.  bluter,  fr 
  Ll  buletare  buratare  cf  F.  bure  coarse  woolen  stuff;  fr 
  L.  burrus  red.  See  {Borrel},  and  cf  {Bultel}.] 
  1.  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 
 
  He  now  had  bolted  all  the  flour.  --Spenser. 
 
  Ill  schooled  in  bolted  language.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  separate,  as  if  by  sifting  or  bolting;  --  with  out 
 
  Time  and  nature  will  bolt  out  the  truth  of  things 
  --L'Estrange. 
 
  3.  (Law)  To  discuss  or  argue  privately,  and  for  practice,  as 
  cases  at  law.  --Jacob. 
 
  {To  bolt  to  the  bran},  to  examine  thoroughly,  so  as  to 
  separate  or  discover  everything  important.  --Chaucer. 
 
  This  bolts  the  matter  fairly  to  the  bran.  --Harte. 
 
  The  report  of  the  committee  was  examined  and  sifted 
  and  bolted  to  the  bran.  --Burke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bolt  \Bolt\,  n. 
  A  sieve,  esp.  a  long  fine  sieve  used  in  milling  for  bolting 
  flour  and  meal;  a  bolter.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bolt 
  n  1:  a  discharge  of  lightning  accompanied  by  thunder  [syn:  {thunderbolt}, 
  {bolt  of  lightning}] 
  2:  a  sliding  bar  in  a  breech-loading  firearm  that  ejects  an 
  empty  cartridge  and  replaces  it  and  closes  the  breech 
  3:  the  part  of  a  lock  that  is  engaged  or  withdrawn  with  a  key 
  [syn:  {deadbolt}] 
  4:  the  act  of  moving  with  great  haste;  "he  made  a  dash  for  the 
  door"  [syn:  {dash}] 
  5:  screws  into  a  nut  to  form  a  fastener 
  6:  a  sudden  abandonment  (as  from  a  political  party) 
  adv  1:  in  a  rigid  manner;  "the  body  was  rigidly  erect";  "ge  sat 
  bolt  upright"  [syn:  {rigidly},  {stiffly}] 
  2:  (informal)  directly;  "he  ran  bang  into  the  pole";  "ran  slap 
  into  her"  [syn:  {bang},  {slap},  {slapdash},  {smack}] 
  v  1:  move  or  jump  suddenly:  "She  bolted  from  her  seat" 
  2:  secure  or  lock  with  a  bolt;  "bolt  the  door"  [ant:  {unbolt}] 
  3:  swallow  hastily 
  4:  run  away  usually  includes  taking  something  or  somebody 
  along  [syn:  {abscond},  {absquatulate},  {decamp},  {run  off}, 
  {go  off}] 
  5:  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"  [syn:  {run  off},  {run  out}, 
  {bolt  out}] 
  6:  eat  hastily  without  proper  chewing;  "Don't  bolt  your  food!" 
  [syn:  {gobble}] 
  7:  make  or  roll  into  bolts;  "bolt  fabric" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Bolt,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  25817 




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