bolt


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The research partnership between Bolt and the University of Tartu (UT) is aimed at achieving Level 4 autonomy, which is defined as not requiring human intervention in most of the situations, apart from driving in uncharted areas or extreme weather conditions.
Managed from the Hi-Force UK Head Office, the On-Site Bolting Services Division can offer clients pre-start on-site surveys, full and comprehensive analysis of bolted joint needs and requirements, development of correct procedures, including all required bolted joint load calculations, on-site supervision, using ECITB qualified and trained Supervisors, on-site bolted joint integrity training courses, for the nominated contractors technicians, full flange management control, utilising the Hi-Force BOLTRIGHT PRO calculation software and of course high quality UK manufactured bolting tools.
The bolt release is also ambidextrous with serrated, tapered rectangular thumbpieces on both sides of the magazine well.
It is also observed that the percentage drop in shear strength decreases with an increase in the bolt diameter.
This paper proposed a steel FBG-based instrumented rock bolt for monitoring of axial force of rock bolts.
A senior engineer of General Motors demonstrated his confidence in the Chevy Bolt EV's success.
This will not be the last time we see Bolt on the track though, with the 30-year-old set to race in August 12's 4x100m final if he qualifies for the 4x100m relay at the World Championships in London.
"Those athletes have to have a mistake-free race to make the 100m final interesting," he said of Bolt's rivals.
But Gatlin is sceptical and says Bolt, 30, could take a break for a year and then come back.
And even if they never get to Silverado levels, at some point, we'll be able to judge whether the Bolt is a success for GM.