Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unbolt.
  • adjective unsifted.
  • adjective Not fastened with a bolt.

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

  • adjective not firmly fastened or secured

Etymologies

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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

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

    My Fair Succubi

  • 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

  • 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

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