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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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I got no right to be a dad if I can't support my wife and kid' She sat bolt upright.
By comparison, it takes less than four minutes to realise that this Underworld-style, graphic novel adaptation won't keep anyone in the audience sitting bolt upright for long.
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But Shami's unerring line and length, decent pace, slinging action and bolt upright seam contributed to the reverse he found, as did his teammates' excellent work on the ball in the Windies' second innings.
Others offer the dubious pleasure of sitting bolt upright in a hard plasticky seat, with your nose practically touching the seat in front - regardless of the size of your nose - it's like a moving Job Centre waiting room circa 1982.
I was in bed one night and I had thought about doing something for Alan and I sat up bolt upright.
THE central heating has just come on and I'm bolt upright in bed.
Quite what disturbed his slumbers remains a mystery, but he suddenly sat bolt upright and looked sheepish as he tried to regain his composure beside co-presenter Martine Croxall.
Best of all though, after taking umbrage at the writers' decision to kill off his character, Madsen fluffed his death scenes by rolling theatrically around on the floor while covered in fake blood and singing at the top of his voice, before sitting bolt upright and snarling at the director, "Am I dead enough for you now, man?
I sat bolt upright then looked out of the window but I couldn't see anything.
The party congress is likely to be a gruelling chore for Kim, who as party secretary will be expected to sit bolt upright in front of thousands of deputies and TV cameras at least for five hours a day and probably stand up while delivering one of the interminable speeches beloved of dictators everywhere," South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported.