unbolted

1 [uhn-bohl-tid]
adjective
not fastened or secured, as with a bolt or bolts.

Origin:
1570–80; un-1 + bolt1 + -ed2

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unbolted

2 [uhn-bohl-tid]
adjective
not sifted, as grain.

Origin:
1560–70; un-1 + bolt2 + -ed2

unbolt

[uhn-bohlt]
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:
1425–75; late Middle English; see un-2 + bolt1

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unbolt (ʌnˈbəʊlt)
 
vb
1.  to unfasten a bolt of (a door)
2.  to undo (the nut) on a bolt

unbolted (ʌnˈbəʊltɪd)
 
adj
(of grain, meal, or flour) not sifted

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Example sentences
Sam leans on the van's bench seat, unbolted from the vehicle and propped
  against the garage wall.
The end plate of the spindle is unbolted and removed.
Thus out of necessity, there remained uncleaned loose coal at four unbolted
  faces as a normal consequence of the mining cycle.
Segmental linings constructed from concrete or steel can have either bolted or
  unbolted joints.
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