Definition Of bolt

adverb

(of a horse or other animal) run away suddenly out of control.

the horses shied and bolted

a flash of lightning leaving a jagged line across the sky.

A great bolt of white lightning flashed out of thin air.

a metal pin or bar, in particular.

a roll of fabric, originally as a measure.

the room is stacked with bolts of cloth

a short heavy arrow shot from a crossbow.

Crossbow bolts and arrows passed like clouds across the face of the sun.


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Example Of bolt

  • A bolt of lightning descended from the heavens in a blinding flash of yellow light accompanied by the rumble seconds later.

  • A bolt of lightning flashed across the horizon and lit the sky.

  • A bolt of lightning hit his house earlier this month and damaged most of the electrical equipment inside.

  • A great bolt of white lightning flashed out of thin air.

  • A lightning bolt struck outside the window, shedding some light on the empty bed before him.


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