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Definition of bolt

What is the definition of "bolt"?
  • boltnoun
  • 1. A bar made of wood or metal that slides into a socket and is used to fasten doors and gates.
    2. A metal bar or rod in the mechanism of a lock that is thrown or withdrawn by turning the key.
    3. 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.
    4. A sliding metal bar that positions the cartridge in breechloading rifles, closes the breech, and ejects the spent cartridge.
    5. A similar device in any breech mechanism.

Use "bolt" in a sentence
  • "In the middle of the bolt is a hole, through which they urinate ...."

    "The Stock fits the metal well and the bolt is the slickest I've ever used."

    "Relative to acquisitions, we have a very formal process relative to what I call bolt-on acquisitions, which we did won today."

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