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unbolt

[ uhn-bohlt ]
/ ʌnˈboʊlt /
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verb (used with object)
to open (a door, window, etc.) by or as if by removing a bolt; unlock; unfasten.
to release, as by the removal of threaded bolts: He unscrewed the nuts and unbolted the inspection cover.
verb (used without object)
to become unbolted or unfastened.
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Origin of unbolt

1425–75; late Middle English; see un-2 + bolt1
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British Dictionary definitions for unbolt

unbolt
/ (ʌnˈbəʊlt) /

verb (tr)
to unfasten a bolt of (a door)
to undo (the nut) on a bolt
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