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1bolt/ˈboʊlt/noun
pluralbolts
1bolt
/ˈboʊlt/
noun
pluralbolts
Learner's definition of BOLT  
[count] : a bright line of light that appears in the sky during a storm: a flash of lightning— often used figuratively in the phrases a bolt from the blue and a bolt out of the blue
[count] 
: a sliding bar that is used to lock a door or window
   b : the part of a lock that is moved by a key
— see also dead bolt
[count] : a long, round piece of metal that has a wider part at one end and is like a screw at the other end
◊ A bolt and a nut are used together to hold something in place.
— see picture at carpentrysee also nuts and bolts at nut
[singular]British : the act of running or moving quickly and suddenly in a particular direction or to a particular place
[count] : a large roll of cloth
[count] : a tube-shaped metal part inside a gun
[count] : a short, heavy arrow that is shot from a type of weapon (called a crossbow) used mainly in the past
◊ If you have shot your bolt, you have done or used everything possible to try to do something, and there is nothing more that you can do.
2bolt/ˈboʊlt/verb
boltsboltedbolting
2bolt
/ˈboʊlt/
verb
boltsboltedbolting
Learner's definition of BOLT  
[no object] 
always followed by an adverb, adjective, or preposition : to move or go very suddenly and quickly from or to a particular place, position, or condition
   b : to run away suddenly and quickly
US : to suddenly leave a political party, team, etc.
[no object]
[+ object]
: to fasten (something) tightly: to lock (something) with a bolt
[+ object]
[no object]
   b [+ object] : to attach (something) firmly: to attach (something) with a bolt
[+ object] : to eat (food) quickly— often + down
3bolt/ˈboʊlt/adverb
3bolt
/ˈboʊlt/
adverb
Learner's definition of BOLT  
: with the back in a very straight position
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