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boltnoun [C]

 us   /boʊlt/
  • bolt noun [C] (LOCK)

a small metal bar that slides across a door or window to lock it: I fastened the door with a bolt.
A bolt is also a part of a gun that pushes the cartridge (= container filled with explosive powder) into position to be fired.
  • bolt noun [C] (SCREW)

a metal screw without a point, used to fasten things together, often with a nut (= small piece of metal that attaches to it)
  • bolt noun [C] (LIGHTNING)

a flash of lightning, esp. followed by thunder: Did a bolt of lightning set fire to the barn?
  • bolt noun [C] (ROLL)

a roll of cloth or paper, esp. wallpaper

boltverb

 us   /boʊlt/
  • bolt verb (MOVE SUDDENLY)

[I/T] to move suddenly and quickly: [I] At the first whiff of smoke, the horse bolted from the barn. [M] He bolted down some breakfast.
  • bolt verb (LOCK)

[T] to lock a door or window with a bolt: Be sure to bolt the door when you go to bed!
  • bolt verb (SCREW)

[T always + adv/prep] to fasten two things together with a bolt: He sat on a wooden bench bolted to the floor.
(Definition of bolt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"bolt" in British English

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boltnoun [C]

uk   /bəʊlt/  us   /boʊlt/
  • bolt noun [C] (LOCK)

a metal bar on a door or window that slides across to lock it closed: I closed the window and drew the bolt (= slid the bolt across).
  • bolt noun [C] (SCREW)

a screw-like metal object without a point, used with a nut to fasten things together
  • bolt noun [C] (QUICK MOVEMENT)

make a bolt for somewhere
to try to escape by running towards something: The thief tried to make a bolt for the exit.

boltverb

uk   /bəʊlt/  us   /boʊlt/
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of bolt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bolt" in Business English

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boltnoun [C]

uk   us   /bəʊlt/
PRODUCTION a long roll of cloth produced in a factory: The stall sold bolts of cloth and cheap clothes.
a small metal object without a point that is used with a nut (= round metal part) to fasten things together: The furniture fits together with nuts and bolts.
(Definition of bolt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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