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bolt

1. an arrow, esp for a crossbow
2. Mechanical engineering short for expansion bolt

Bolt

Robert (Oxton). 1924--95, British playwright. His plays include A Man for All Seasons (1960) and he also wrote a number of screenplays

Bolt

A rod or pin, with a permanent head on one end, that holds parts of a building or structure together.

bolt

[bōlt]
(design engineering)
A rod, usually of metal, with a square, round, or hexagonal head at one end and a screw thread on the other, used to fasten objects together.
(forestry)
A short section of tree trunk.
(materials)
In veneer production, a short log of a length suitable for peeling on a lathe.
(mining engineering)
(ordnance)
The sliding part in a breechloading weapon that pushes a cartridge into position and holds it there as the gun is fired.
(textiles)
The entire length of cloth from a loom.

bolt

bolts, 1
1. A metallic pin or rod having a head at one end and an external thread on the other for screwing up a nut; used for holding members or parts of members together.
2. A short section cut from a tree trunk.
3. A short log from which veneer is peeled.
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Ayr MP Sandra Osborne had been hoping for a reprieve for plant workers and said: "I'm bitterly disappointed; this news has come as a bolt from the blue.
1 BOLT FROM THE BLUE Oasis are rocking away when a fan appears on stage behind Noel; 2 LOOK BEHIND YOU, NOEL Liam is singing away as the fan gives his brother a heavy shove; 3 STUNNED The lights go on as the fan stands above Noel; 4 ACTION STATIONS Security men pile in to grab the fan; 5 STAGE RAGE Liam punches the attacker as he is removed
Incredibly, Freund had sneered and swaggered at United's misfortune as they lost out to a handball, an own goal and a 30-yard bolt from the blue.
THE world 100metres record has fallen to a Bolt from the blue.
Graphical union official David Livingstone said: "It's an absolute bolt from the blue.
But even as Val and Paul scamper about with fairy lights and gauze, giving the barn a makeover from grotty to grotto, there's another lightning bolt from the blue to scupper their plans.
AUDI SHH 4 A bit of a bolt from the blue at Frankfurt was the new Audi S4 which the company had kept rather quiet about.
BOLT FROM THE BLUE YONDER Usain wins 200m heat in Beijing
Intended as a general theory of airpower, The Bolt from the Blue presents a slim bibliography and few references for the scholar although the general reader may appreciate its brevity and focus.
IT ARRIVED in the city centre like a bolt from the blue - and now the stunning 33ft lightning sculpture has become the latest artwork to light up Cardiff.
Serbia, on the other hand, as bolt from the blue, sends a message that the decade-long church issue might be easily solved and the Serbian Orthodox Church to recognize the Macedonian Orthodox Church and only Brussels acts with a European style.
AIRLINE passengers had a Bolt from the blue - when the world's fastest man greeted them from their planes.