from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes bolts.
  • n. A machine for making the threads on a screw-bolt; a bolt-threader or bolt-screwing machine.
  • n. A tool for cutting off the ends of bolts.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The bolt-cutter caper might have landed Mr. Fry in jail even under the old regime, when the dog catcher was in charge of catching dogs.

    For Town Cops, It

  • Are there any good products that can't easily be opened with a pen, coin, freezing spray, beercan, purse-sized bolt-cutter or other everyday items a thief could easily carry around?

    Laptop lock

  • According to my sources, one helicopter even landed before the fire trucks had arrived (which are supposed to be on hand before a landing, in case of fire), and that when the trucks DID arrive, no one had the key to the locked gate on Fayette Place and the padlock had to be removed with a bolt-cutter.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • At 10.30 he and a small group of supporters were astonished to see a body of police blocking the road, while officials took a bolt-cutter to the chained gate of Harriet's field.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Moosa posed for photographers, smiling and holding aloft his bolt-cutter.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Nobody came, not till his grandmother got home from Winston and set him loose with a big bolt-cutter.

    Noble Norfleet

  • "The burglars cut through bars, possibly with a bolt-cutter and took the magazines," she said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Its mouth was like some prehistoric bolt-cutter that could snap right through the bones of your fingers.

    Summer of Deliverance

  • Authorities believe that the fiancee/cousin of one of the inmates simply threw something resembling a bolt-cutter over a fence at the prison.

    mbryan's shared items in Google Reader

  • An in-house videocamera showed an individual using a bolt-cutter to remove the lock from the liquor cabinet, according to the police report.

    Journal Online Homepage

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