noun a bundle, as of oziers.
2. bolt ·noun lightning; a thunderbolt.
3. bolt ·vi to strike or fall suddenly like a bolt.
4. bolt ·vi a sudden flight, as to escape creditors.
5. bolt ·vt to swallow without chewing; as, to bolt food.
6. bolt ·vt to utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.
7. bolt ·vt to separate, as if by sifting or bolting;
8. bolt ·adv in the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly.
9. bolt ·noun an iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner; a shackle; a fetter.
10. bolt ·vt to shoot; to discharge or drive forth.
11. bolt ·vt to discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law.
12. bolt ·vt to cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge, as conies, rabbits, ·etc.
13. bolt ·vi to spring suddenly aside, or out of the regular path; as, the horse bolted.
14. bolt ·vi a sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the horse made a bolt.
15. bolt ·noun a sieve, ·esp. a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting flour and meal; a bolter.
xvi. bolt ·noun a compact package or roll of cloth, as of canvas or silk, often containing about forty yards.
xvii. bolt ·vi a refusal to support a nomination made by the party with which one has been connected; a breaking away from one's party.
xviii. bolt ·vt to refuse to support, as a nomination made by a party to which one has belonged or by a caucus in which one has taken part.
xix. bolt ·vi to refuse to support a nomination made by a party or a caucus with which one has been connected; to break away from a party.
xx. bolt ·noun a sliding catch, or fastening, as for a door or gate; the portion of a lock which is shot or withdrawn by the action of the key.
xxi. bolt ·vi to start forth like a bolt or arrow; to spring abruptly; to come or go suddenly; to dart; as, to bolt out of the room.
xxii. bolt ·noun a strong pin, of iron or other material, used to fasten or hold something in place, often having a head at one end and screw thread cut upon the other end.
xxiii. bolt ·vt to fasten or secure with, or as with, a bolt or bolts, as a door, a timber, fetters; to shackle; to restrain.
xxiv. bolt ·vt to sift or separate the coarser from the finer particles of, as bran from flour, by means of a bolter; to separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means.
xxv. bolt ·noun a shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or catapult, ·esp. a short, stout, blunt-headed arrow; a quarrel; an arrow, or that which resembles an arrow; a dart.