Definitions of bolt in various dictionaries:
a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech
the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key
the act of moving with great haste
a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length
a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)
move or jump suddenly
secure or lock with a bolt
leave suddenly and as if in a hurry
eat hastily without proper chewing
make or roll into bolts
in a rigid manner
A bar made of wood or metal that slides into a socket and is used to fasten doors and gates.
A metal bar or rod in the mechanism of a lock that is thrown or withdrawn by turning the key.
A fastener consisting of a threaded pin or rod with a head at one end, designed to be inserted through holes in assembled parts and secured by a mated nut that is tightened by applying torque.
A sliding metal bar that positions the cartridge in breechloading rifles, closes the breech, and ejects the spent cartridge.
A similar device in any breech mechanism.
A short, heavy arrow with a thick head, used especially with a crossbow.
A flash of lightning; a thunderbolt.
A sudden or unexpected event: The an noun cement was a veritable bolt.
A sudden movement toward or away.
A large roll of cloth of a definite length, especially as it comes from the loom.
To secure or lock with or as if with a bolt.
To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
To eat (food) hurriedly and with little chewing; gulp.
To desert or withdraw support from (a political party).
To utter impulsively; blurt.
To shoot or discharge (a missile, such as an arrow).
To move or spring suddenly.
To start suddenly and run away: The horse bolted at the sound of the shot.
To break away from a political party or its policies.
To flower or produce seeds prematurely or develop a flowering stem from a rosette.
verb - to pass through a sieve (a utensil for separating the coarse parts from the fine parts of loose matter)