unbolt

[uhn-bohlt]
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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)
  1. to become unbolted or unfastened.

Origin of unbolt

1425–75; late Middle English; see un-2 + bolt1
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unbolt

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