Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not bolted or fastened; unlocked.
  • adj. Not sifted: unbolted flour.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unbolt.
  • adj. unsifted.
  • adj. Not fastened with a bolt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not bolted; not fastened by bolts.
  • Not bolted or sifted; not having the bran or coarse part separated by a bolter: as, unbolted meal. Hence Coarse; gross; not refined.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not firmly fastened or secured

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Examples

  • The fabric seating and wraparound shell are actually two separate parts, making upholstery options easy since the seat can be unbolted from the frame and removed.

    The LOX Collection by Nolen Niu

  • He used the now archaic term unbolted cracker, which we now use the word whole wheat.

    The Business of America

  • Like clockwork, the red light flashed to green and the lock unbolted.

    My Fair Succubi

  • The infirmary door unbolted from the inside, then creaked open, just enough for Miss Little to see the mess on her front porch.

    Kings of Colorado

  • Jenny had unbolted it from the top and gave it a kick, sending smoke up past the glowing red exit sign, her hair braided and whirling.

    Traces in the Winter Sky

  • It has unbolted the hardware from the carrier -- something that's stifled innovation and competition in the U.S. mobile market for decades.

    Michael Boland: Nexus One: Not a Blockbuster, But Still a Big Deal

  • He unbolted one of several doors opening onto the courtyard and waved Josephine inside.

    The Lost Children

  • “Foreigners,” Nazarian muttered to himself, and unbolted the door.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • Holland unbolted the doors, which opened onto another street, and lifted her into the saddle.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • Once Hank unbolted the door, Elliot rushed in with a gallon jug of orange juice in hand.

    The Darkest Edge of Dawn

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