Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a bolt (mechanical fastener) or some aspect of one.
  • adj. Resembling a bolt (as of lightning) or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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bolt +‎ -like

Examples

  • Worsel contemplated a delicate thought on different frequencies directed at his new friend or perhaps a sudden boltlike thrust as a test just to see Kallatra's response, but he dismissed such ideas as crude, impolite and undoubtedly worthless.

    The Dragon Lensman

  • Suddenly, one of those boltlike perceptions that can spring out apparently from space, Lilly clapped her hands to her throat, her breast, the back of her neck.

    Star-Dust

  • All had fought in this manner many times before, and there was no novelty in the entertainment; always the same hot and stifling formation, the smell of dust and leather, the same boltlike rush of the enemy, the same pressure on the weakest side, the few minutes of hand-to-hand scuffle, and then the silence of the desert, broken only by the yells of those whom their handful of cavalry attempted to purse.

    The Light That Failed

  • Hannah, who has lightning-boltlike tattoos over his eyebrows and other prominent tattoos on his neck, face and arms, wore a hoodie with the hood pulled up and a ball cap pulled low,

    The Roanoke Times: Home page

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