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  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOLT,noun [Latin pello.]

1. An arrow; a dart; a pointed shaft.

2. A strong cylindrical pin, of iron or other metal, used to fasten a door, a plank, a chain, etc. In ships, bolts are used in the sides and decks, and have different names, as rag-bolts, eye-bolts, ring-bolts, chain-bolts, etc. In gunnery, there are prise-bolts, transom-bolts, traverse-bolts, and bracket-bolts.

3. A thunder-bolt; a stream of lightning, so named from its darting like a bolt

4. The quantity of twenty-eight ells of canvas.

BOLT, verb transitive To fasten or secure with a bolt or iron pin, whether a door, a plank, fetters or any thing else.

1. To fasten; to shackle; to restrain.

2. To blurt out; to utter or throw out precipitately.

I hate when vice can bolt her arguments.

In this sense it is often followed by out.

3. To sift or separate bran from flour. In America this term is applied only to the operation performed in mills.

4. Among sportsmen, to start or dislodge, used of coneys.

5. To examine by sifting; to open or separate the parts of a subject, to find the truth; generally followed by out. 'Time and nature will bolt out the truth of things.' [Inelegant.]

6. To purify; to purge. [Unusual.]

7. To discuss or argue; as at Gray's inn, where cases are privately discussed by students and barristers.

BOLT, verb intransitive To shoot forth suddenly; to spring out with speed and suddenness; to start forth like a bolt; commonly followed by out; as, to bolt out of the house, or out of a den.

Naves Topical Index
Bolt, Fiery

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BOLT-AUGER, noun [bolt and auger.] A large borer, used in ship-building.

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BOLT-BOAT, noun [bolt and boat.] A strong boat that will endure a rough sea.

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BOLTED, participle passive Made a fast with a bolt; shot forth; sifted; examined.

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BOLTER, noun An instrument or machine for separating bran from flour or the coarser part of meal from the finer.

1. A kind of net.

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BOLT-HEAD, noun [bolt and head.] A long straight-necked glass vessel for chimical distillations, called also a matrass or receiver.

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BOLTING, ppr. Fastening with a bolt, or bolts; blurting out; shooting forth suddenly; separating bran from flour; sifting; examining; discussing; dislodging.

BOLTING, noun The act of fastening with a bolt or bolts; a sifting; discussion.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOLTING-CLOTH, noun [bolt and cloth.] A linen or hair cloth of which bolters are made for sifting meal.

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BOLTING-HOUSE, noun [bolt and house.] The house or place where meal is bolted.

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BOLTING-HUTCH, noun A tub for bolted flour.

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BOLTING-MILL, n, [bolt and mill.] A machine or engine for sifting meal.

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BOLTING-TUB, noun A tub to sift meal in.

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BOLT-ROPE, noun [bolt and rope.] A rope to which the edges of sails are sewed to strengthen them. That part of it on the perpendicular side is called the leech-rope; that at the bottom, the foot-rope; that at the top, the head-rope.

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BOLT-SPRIT, noun [From the universal popular pronunciation of this word, this may have been the original word; but I doubt it. See. Bowsprit.]