spring bolt

spring bolt
noun Date: 1634 a bolt retracted by pressure and shot by a spring when the pressure is released

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  • spring bolt — noun : a bolt retracted by pressure and shot by a spring when the pressure is released compare bullet bolt …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring lock — noun : a lock that fastens with a spring bolt distinguished from deadlock * * * spring lock noun 1. A lock in which the bolt is spring loaded 2. One that opens when a spring is touched • • • Main Entry: ↑spring * * * spring lock, a lock that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring catch — noun : a catch having a spring bolt * * * a catch for an interior or cabinet door that has a bolt operated by a spring. [1835 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring latch — noun : a latch that operates with a spring bolt …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bolt — (b[=o]lt; 110), v. i. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] This Puck seems but a dreaming dolt, . . . And oft out of a bush doth bolt. Drayton.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bolt — Bolt, n. [From {Bolt}, v. i.] 1. A sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the horse made a bolt. [1913 Webster] 2. A sudden flight, as to escape creditors. [1913 Webster] This gentleman was so hopelessly involved that he contemplated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bolt — bolt1 [bōlt] n. [ME & OE, akin to Ger bolzen < IE base * bheld , to knock, strike] 1. a short, heavy, often blunt arrow shot from a crossbow 2. a flash of lightning; thunderbolt 3. a sudden dash or movement 4. a sliding bar for locking a door …   English World dictionary

  • Bolt — Bolt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bolted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bolting}.] 1. To shoot; to discharge or drive forth. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out. [1913 Webster] I hate when Vice can bolt her arguments. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bolt — [n1] lock; part of lock bar, brad, catch, coupling, dowel, fastener, lag, latch, lock, nut, padlock, peg, pin, pipe, rivet, rod, screw, skewer, sliding bar, spike, stake, staple, stud; concepts 470,471,680 Ant. key bolt [n2] flash; projectile… …   New thesaurus

  • spring — [n1] jump, skip bounce, bounciness, bound, buck, buoyancy, elasticity, flexibility, give, hop, leap, recoil, resilience, saltation, springiness, vault; concepts 194,731 spring [n2] season following winter blackberry winter*, budding, budtime,… …   New thesaurus

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