Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without a bolt.
- adj. Without bolts (mechanical fasteners).
- bolt + -less (Wiktionary)
“I opened the bolt and removed it and handed the boltless rifle back to the kid.”
“Sometimes you discovered a fresh shallow grave topped with a wooden cross or a boltless rifle stuck muzzle-down into the mud with a helmet on top of it.”
“_Sordavala_, for the Musical Festival, we had some curious experiences in connection with boltless doors.”
“Flashed with dismay, and, boltless lightening through”
“Paper is pasted in place of missing panes; gaps in the railings are made good with split bamboo; an empty box keeps the boltless gate shut; old stains vaguely show through new whitewash on the walls.”
“He it was, the Franklin's kite, led by the highest hand, that went up into the papal thundercloud hanging black over Europe; and the angry fire that broke upon it burned it not, and in roars of boltless thunder the apparition collapsed, and the sun of truth broke through the inky fragments on the nations once again.”
“He is very recondite in his images, and you are sometimes reminded of one storming in English at a Hindoo -- it is pointless fury, boltless thunder.”
“Force to upgrade the service's C-130 transport fleet with new boltless wheels and carbon brakes.”
“Its boltless aircraft wheels employ a lock-ring design, dramatically lowering maintenance time and cost, as well as parts count, when compared to traditional bolted aircraft wheels.”
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