Meaning of BOLTER in English


I. ˈbōltə(r) noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English bulter, from bulten to bolt (sift) + -er

: one that bolts: as

a. : a machine for bolting (as flour or meal)

b. : an operator of a machine for bolting

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: bolt (II) + -er

: one that bolts: as

a. : a horse or bird dog given to suddenly breaking away from control

b. : a voter who bolts his party

c. : a plant (as a sugar beet) producing seed prematurely

d. : a machine consisting of one or more circular ripsaws for cutting dimension lumber

e. also bolterman : a sawmill worker who bolts slabs and short logs into sizes suitable for fuel or by-product conversion — called also splitterman

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.