follow Dictionary.com

Know these essential literary terms?

unbolt

[uhn-bohlt] /ʌnˈboʊlt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to open (a door, window, etc.) by or as if by removing a bolt; unlock; unfasten.
2.
to release, as by the removal of threaded bolts:
He unscrewed the nuts and unbolted the inspection cover.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become unbolted or unfastened.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see un-2 + bolt1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for unbolt
  • If you do mistakenly shoot a collared animal, please take the time to unbolt the collar and return it to us.
  • unbolt toilets from the floor and plug the outlet pipe using the same procedure as for floor drains.
  • The first phase was to dewire and unbolt any equipment that could be shut off before the crane arrived.
  • As he reaches to unbolt the reel he loses his balance and falls through the ceiling.
British Dictionary definitions for unbolt

unbolt

/ʌnˈbəʊlt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to unfasten a bolt of (a door)
2.
to undo (the nut) on a bolt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for unbolt

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for unbolt

8
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for unbolt