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1 bolt /ˈboʊlt/ noun
plural bolts
1 bolt
/ˈboʊlt/
noun
plural bolts
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
: 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 carpentry; see 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.
2 bolt /ˈboʊlt/ verb
bolts; bolted; bolting
2 bolt
/ˈboʊlt/
verb
bolts; bolted; bolting
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
: 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]
[+ object] : to attach (something) firmly : to attach (something) with a bolt
[+ object] : to eat (food) quickly often + down
3 bolt /ˈboʊlt/ adverb
3 bolt
/ˈboʊlt/
adverb
Learner's definition of BOLT
: with the back in a very straight position
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