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Bolt vs. Boat

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Boltnoun

A (usually) metal fastener consisting of a cylindrical body that is threaded, with a larger head on one end. It can be inserted into an unthreaded hole up to the head, with a nut then threaded on the other end; a heavy machine screw.

Boatnoun

A craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind.

Boltnoun

A sliding pin or bar in a lock or latch mechanism.

Boatnoun

(poker slang) A full house.

Boltnoun

A bar of wood or metal dropped in horizontal hooks on a door and adjoining wall or between the two sides of a double door, to prevent the door(s) from being forced open.

Boatnoun

A vehicle, utensil, or dish somewhat resembling a boat in shape.

‘a stone boat;’; ‘a gravy boat’;

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Boltnoun

A sliding mechanism to chamber and unchamber a cartridge in a firearm.

Boatnoun

(chemistry) One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.

Boltnoun

A small personal-armour-piercing missile for short-range use, or (in common usage though deprecated by experts) a short arrow, intended to be shot from a crossbow or a catapult.

Boatnoun

The refugee boats arriving in Australian waters, and by extension, refugees generally.

Boltnoun

A lightning spark, i.e., a lightning bolt.

Boatverb

(intransitive) To travel by boat.

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Boltnoun

A sudden event, action or emotion.

‘The problem's solution struck him like a bolt from the blue.’;

Boatverb

(transitive) To transport in a boat.

‘to boat goods’;

Boltnoun

A large roll of fabric or similar material, as a bolt of cloth.

Boatverb

(transitive) To place in a boat.

‘to boat oars’;

Boltnoun

(nautical) The standard linear measurement of canvas for use at sea: 39 yards.

Boatnoun

A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.

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Boltnoun

A sudden spring or start; a sudden leap aside.

‘The horse made a bolt.’;

Boatnoun

Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class; as, the Cunard boats.

Boltnoun

A sudden flight, as to escape creditors.

Boatnoun

A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.

Boltnoun

A refusal to support a nomination made by the party with which one has been connected; a breaking away from one's party.

Boatverb

To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.

Boltnoun

An iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner; a shackle; a fetter.

Boatverb

To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.

Boltnoun

A burst of speed or efficiency.

Boatverb

To go or row in a boat.

‘I boated over, ran my craft aground.’;

Boltnoun

A sieve, especially a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting flour and meal; a bolter.

Boatnoun

a small vessel for travel on water

Boltverb

To connect or assemble pieces using a bolt.

‘Bolt the vice to the bench.’;

Boatnoun

a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce

Boltverb

To secure a door by locking or barring it.

‘Bolt the door.’;

Boatverb

ride in a boat on water

Boltverb

(intransitive) To flee, to depart, to accelerate suddenly.

‘Seeing the snake, the horse bolted.’; ‘The actor forgot his line and bolted from the stage.’;

Boat

A boat is a watercraft of a large range of types and sizes, but generally smaller than a ship, which is distinguished by its larger size, shape, cargo or passenger capacity, or its ability to carry boats. Small boats are typically found on inland waterways such as rivers and lakes, or in protected coastal areas.

Boltverb

(transitive) To cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge (an animal being hunted).

‘to bolt a rabbit’;

Boltverb

To strike or fall suddenly like a bolt.

Boltverb

(intransitive) To escape.

Boltverb

Of a plant, to grow quickly; to go to seed.

‘Lettuce and spinach will bolt as the weather warms up.’;

Boltverb

To swallow food without chewing it.

Boltverb

To drink one's drink very quickly; to down a drink.

‘Come on, everyone, bolt your drinks; I want to go to the next pub!’;

Boltverb

To refuse to support a nomination made by a party or caucus with which one has been connected; to break away from a party.

Boltverb

To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.

Boltverb

To sift, especially through a cloth.

Boltverb

To sift the bran and germ from wheat flour.

‘Graham flour is unbolted flour.’;

Boltverb

To separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means.

Boltverb

(legal) To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law.

Boltadverb

Suddenly; straight; unbendingly.

‘The soldiers stood bolt upright for inspection.’;

Boltnoun

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.

‘Look that the crossbowmen lack not bolts.’; ‘A fool's bolt is soon shot.’;

Boltnoun

Lightning; a thunderbolt.

Boltnoun

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.

Boltnoun

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.

Boltnoun

An iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner; a shackle; a fetter.

‘Away with him to prison!lay bolts enough upon him.’;

Boltnoun

A compact package or roll of cloth, as of canvas or silk, often containing about forty yards.

Boltnoun

A bundle, as of oziers.

Boltnoun

A sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the horse made a bolt.

Boltnoun

A sudden flight, as to escape creditors.

‘This gentleman was so hopelessly involved that he contemplated a bolt to America - or anywhere.’;

Boltnoun

A refusal to support a nomination made by the party with which one has been connected; a breaking away from one's party.

Boltnoun

A sieve, esp. a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting flour and meal; a bolter.

Boltverb

To shoot; to discharge or drive forth.

Boltverb

To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.

‘I hate when Vice can bolt her arguments.’;

Boltverb

To swallow without chewing; as, to bolt food; often used with down.

Boltverb

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.

Boltverb

To cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge, as conies, rabbits, etc.

Boltverb

To fasten or secure with, or as with, a bolt or bolts, as a door, a timber, fetters; to shackle; to restrain.

‘Let tenfold iron bolt my door.’; ‘Which shackles accidents and bolts up change.’;

Boltverb

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.

‘This Puck seems but a dreaming dolt, . . . And oft out of a bush doth bolt.’;

Boltverb

To strike or fall suddenly like a bolt.

‘His cloudless thunder bolted on their heads.’;

Boltverb

To spring suddenly aside, or out of the regular path; as, the horse bolted.

Boltverb

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.

Boltverb

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.

‘He now had bolted all the flour.’; ‘Ill schooled in bolted language.’;

Boltverb

To separate, as if by sifting or bolting; - with out.

‘Time and nature will bolt out the truth of things.’;

Boltverb

To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law.

‘This bolts the matter fairly to the bran.’; ‘The report of the committee was examined and sifted and bolted to the bran.’;

Boltadverb

In the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly.

‘[He] came bolt up against the heavy dragoon.’;

Boltnoun

a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder

Boltnoun

a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

Boltnoun

the part of a lock that is engaged or withdrawn with a key

Boltnoun

the act of moving with great haste;

‘he made a dash for the door’;

Boltnoun

a roll of cloth or wallpaper of a definite length

Boltnoun

a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener

Boltnoun

a sudden abandonment (as from a political party)

Boltverb

move or jump suddenly;

‘She bolted from her seat’;

Boltverb

secure or lock with a bolt;

‘bolt the door’;

Boltverb

swallow hastily

Boltverb

run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

Boltverb

leave suddenly and as if in a hurry;

‘The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas’; ‘When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out’;

Boltverb

eat hastily without proper chewing;

‘Don't bolt your food!’;

Boltverb

make or roll into bolts;

‘bolt fabric’;

Boltadverb

in a rigid manner;

‘the body was rigidly erect’; ‘ge sat bolt upright’;

Boltadverb

directly;

‘he ran bang into the pole’; ‘ran slap into her’;

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