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unbolted1

[uhn-bohl-tid] /ʌnˈboʊl tɪd/
adjective
1.
not fastened or secured, as with a bolt or bolts.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; un-1 + bolt1 + -ed2

unbolted2

[uhn-bohl-tid] /ʌnˈboʊl tɪd/
adjective
1.
not sifted, as grain.
Origin
1560-70; un-1 + bolt2 + -ed2

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
1425-75; late Middle English; see un-2 + bolt1
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Examples from the web for unbolted
  • 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.
  • The signposts can be permanently attached to the base or left unbolted so that the posts can be pulled out to raise the sign.
  • The two diagonal angles that block the door opening can simply be unbolted and removed.
  • The cage above the water reservoir had been unbolted on one side and bent down to eye level.
  • He was found buried among the debris inside the tank that occurred when the unbolted roof caved in.
  • The guard or shield on the side of the conveyor belt was unbolted on one side.
  • The workers were killed when the partially unbolted cover blew off the vessel, expelling hot plastic.
British Dictionary definitions for unbolted

unbolted

/ʌnˈbəʊltɪd/
adjective
1.
(of grain, meal, or flour) not sifted

unbolt

/ʌnˈbəʊlt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to unfasten a bolt of (a door)
2.
to undo (the nut) on a bolt
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