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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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In fact, Leitrim's last honour was the 1994 Munster championship win and even that was a bolt from the blue.
One of their sons, Gerald, said yesterday: "This has come as terrible bolt from the blue.
Williamson said "To say it was a bolt from the blue is an understatement.
One said: "It was a bolt from the blue for them, but everyone is delighted.
So it came as a bolt from the blue when doctors told her she was having a baby.
One Won One finished like a bolt from the blue to land the Kildare Handicap for Joanna Morgan, who both rides and trains the 10-1 shot.
Shopworkers' union USDAW said the decision - announced yesterday - was a bolt from the blue and would 'devastate' employees.
When I got the call for the Barbarians game and then the trans-Atlantic tour it was a bolt from the blue.
Only last week I was signing Darren Lockhart at Tommy's request, the whole thing has came as a bolt from the blue.
But the tragedy has not come like a bolt from the blue.
I am absolutely over the moon - this is a bolt from the blue for me and when I got the letter I was taken aback, " said Fleming, who has appeared in all four World Cups.
It was a bolt from the blue - but he felt it was the right time," said Robinson.