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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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BOLT FROM THE BLUE David Jones home the Wednesday equaliser to Sunderland.
And in a bolt from the blue, Armitage says he is going to be cooking up a storm by inviting the sprint legend around for dinner next time he's in London.
He described how he felt when first diagnosed and said: "It was like a bolt from the blue but it is surprising how adaptable the human race can be."
Then, like a bolt from the blue, we have a person in charge, an overseer, an efficiency Tsar, to see whether money has been spent wisely, or even to work out a scam to extract even more cash from the taxpayer.
It means that if Mr Hewings is hit by a bolt from the blue - and lives - he will pick up a cool pounds 10,000.
It means that if Mr Hewings is hit by a bolt from the blue -and lives - he will pick up a cool pounds 10,000.
Coleshill Town have been struck by a 'bolt from the blue' before the biggest FA Vase tie in their history after captain Des Wilkes decided to put his football career on hold.
"The fall was a bolt from the blue, as he jumped so well until then, but Jimmy McCarthy schooled him this morning and he was just as good as he's ever been.
One woman turned to her neighbour across the aisle and simply said: "Well, that was a bolt from the blue, wasn't it?".
Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte hope to be a Bolt from the Blue.
His stoppage-time penalty secured the win after Ryan Finnie's 35-yard bolt from the blue for the opener.
Then, suddenly, like a bolt from the blue, help comes from the most unexpected quarter...the Tories themselves.