Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, one of the large bolts by which the chain-plates are fastened to a vessel's sides. Also called chain-plate bolt.
  • n. A door-bolt which is held or drawn by a chain.

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Examples

  • He did not seem to like this at first sight, but politely put the chain-bolt on the door while he retired to take advice; and the

    Erema

  • The woman retired to the vestibule, where she closed and locked the door as he passed through, further ensuring security by means of a chain-bolt; then entering the hallway, closed, locked, and similarly bolted the inner doors.

    The Day of Days An Extravaganza

  • He did not seem to like this at first sight, but politely put the chain-bolt on the door while he retired to take advice; and the Major looked out of the cab and laughed.

    Erema — My Father's Sin

  • Extreme stubbornness is all very well when you’re safe at home with the chain-bolt on the door, and if and when we’re back there, call it Podgorica if you insist.

    The Black Mountain

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