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Definition of bolt:

  1. A bundle, as of oziers.
  2. A compact package or roll of cloth, as of canvas or silk, often containing about forty yards.
  3. A refusal to support a nomination made by the party with which one has been connected; a breaking away from one's party.
  4. 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.
  5. A sieve, esp. a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting flour and meal; a bolter.
  6. A sliding catch, or fastening, as for a door or gate; the portion of a lock which is shot or withdrawn by the action of the key.
  7. 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.
  8. A sudden flight, as to escape creditors.
  9. A sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the horse made a bolt.
  10. An iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner; a shackle; a fetter.
  11. In the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly.
  12. Lightning; a thunderbolt.
  13. To cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge, as conies, rabbits, etc.
  14. To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law.
  15. To fasten or secure with, or as with, a bolt or bolts, as a door, a timber, fetters; to shackle; to restrain.
  16. 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.
  17. To refuse to support, as a nomination made by a party to which one has belonged or by a caucus in which one has taken part.
  18. To separate, as if by sifting or bolting; - with out.
  19. To shoot; to discharge or drive forth.
  20. 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.
  21. To spring suddenly aside, or out of the regular path; as, the horse bolted.
  22. 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.
  23. To strike or fall suddenly like a bolt.
  24. To swallow without chewing; as, to bolt food.
  25. To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.

Synonyms:

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