unbolted

1
[uhn-bohl-tid]

adjective

not fastened or secured, as with a bolt or bolts.

Origin of unbolted

1
First recorded in 1570–80; un-1 + bolt1 + -ed2

unbolted

2
[uhn-bohl-tid]

adjective

not sifted, as grain.

Origin of unbolted

2
First recorded in 1560–70; un-1 + bolt2 + -ed2

unbolt

[uhn-bohlt]

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.

Origin of unbolt

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

unbolted

adjective

(of grain, meal, or flour) not sifted

unbolt

verb (tr)

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